Beechwood / Don Valley: June 2, 2018

 

17 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Botany Highlight: Black Locust

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Species list:  mallard, ring-billed gull,  hairy woodpecker, northern flicker,  eastern kingbird, willow flycatcher, tree swallow, black-capped chickadee,  gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo,  yellow warbler, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, song sparrow.  (22 species)

Little Wood Satyr

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Red-osier (Cornus sericea)

Meadow Spittlebug

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)

Fall Cankerworm

Fall Cankerworm

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculata)

Tree Swallow

Brome Grass (Bromus inermis)

Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

Mallard (female)

Dryad’s Saddle

American Robin

Miles Hearn

                                                   NATURE POETRY

Would that thou could’st last for aye,
Merry, ever-merry May!
Made of sun-gleams, shade and showers,
Bursting buds, and breathing flowers.

– William D. Gallagher (1808–94)

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