Scarborough Bluffs: August 2, 2018


24 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start

Bird Highlight: Barn Swallow

Barn Swallows

Botany Highlight: Late Goldenrod

Late Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Late Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Late Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Species list: turkey vulture, eastern pewee, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, house finch, song sparrow.  (15 species)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

Japanese Beetles on a grape leaf

Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Red Osier (Cornus sericea)

House Finch (female)

Curly Dock (Rumex crispus

Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

American Toad

Hedge Bindweeed (Calystegia sepium)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Indian-hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Crown-vetch (Securigera varia)

American Goldfinch (immature)

Artist’s Conk

Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Miles Hearn


And since all this loveliness can not be Heaven,
I know in my heart it is June.

– Abba Goold Woolson (1838–1921)


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