High Park: June 11, 2018


20 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Wood Duck

Wood Duck (female) with chicks

Wood Duck chicks

Botany Highlight: Common Comfrey

Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Species list:  mallard, wood duck, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, great-crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, house wren, American robin, wood thrush, blue-gray gnatcatcher, European starling, red-eyed vireo, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow.  (25 species)

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

Honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

American Goldfinch (male)

European Starling (immature)

Hairy Beard-tongue (Penstemon hirsutus)

Field Bindweed ((Convolvulus arvensis)

Swamp Buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus)

American Robin (immature)

Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

Bush-honeysuckle ( Diervilla lonicera)

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Swamp Dewberry (Rubus hispidus)

Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

Dark green Bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

Miles Hearn


The world’s favourite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.

– Edwin Way Teale (1899 – 1980)

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