Rouge Hills: September 15, 2018


23 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Herring Gull

Herring Gull

Botany Highlight; Pale-leaved Sunflower

Pale-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

Species list: Canada goose, herring gull, belted kingfisher, common flicker, pileated woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, American robin, common grackle. (10 species)

Heart-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Norway Spruce cone (Picea abies)

Water Horehound (Lycopus americanus)

Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis crinita)

Nodding Ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes cernua)


Gray Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Doll’s-eyes (Actaea pachypoda)

Large-leaved Aster (Euthamia

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

Miles Hearn

                                                  NATURE POETRY

The mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun.

– Charles G. Eastman (1816–60)


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