Lambton Woods: July 26, 2018

25 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: escaped Budgerigar
Budgerigars also called Parakeets or Budgies are caged birds which originate in Australia. This one has escaped and, as they eat seeds, will not enjoy the worm that it is inspecting.

Budgerigar

Botany Highlight: Iris seed pod

Iris seed pod

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, killdeer, spotted sandpiper, ring-billed gull, northern flicker, great crested flycatcher, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, warbling vireo, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, common grackle, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, American goldfinch,  song sparrow.  (22 species)

House Sparrow (female)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Ring-billed Gull

Canada Thistle with bee

Great Burdock with bee

Mallard duckling

False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Blue Jay

Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

Miles Hearn

                                        NATURE POETRY

Fair and green is the marsh in June;
Wide and warm in the sunny noon.
The flowering rushes fringe the pool
With slender shadows, dim and cool.

– Antoinette Alcott Bassett (b. 1857)

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