Lambton Woods: July 24, 2018

25 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow parent and chick

Barn Swallow family

Botany Highlight: Wild Parsnip

Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, rock pigeon, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, great crested flycatcher, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, American robin, warbling vireo, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, common grackle, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (21 species)

Canada Goose

Japanese Beetles

Weeping Willow with crown galls

moulting Mallard (male)

Stickseed (Hackelia deflexa)

Chipmunk

Poison Ivy (Tocicodendron rydbergii)

American Robin

Twelve-spot Skimmer

Common Burdock (Arctium minus)

Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Red-winged Blackbird (female)

Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

House Sparrow (female)

Inky Cap Mushrooms

Starry false solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

Orange Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Black Currant (Ribes Americanum)

Forget-me-not (Myosotis)

ganoderma (varnish shelf mushroom)

Miles Hearn

                                                   NATURE POETRY

In June ’tis good to lie beneath a tree
While the blithe season comforts every sense,
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart,
Brimming it o’er with sweetness unawares.

– J. R. Lowell (1819–91)

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