Lambton Woods: September 17, 2018

24 degrees and sunny at the start.


Bird Highlight: Osprey

Osprey

Botany Highlight: Purple-stemmed Aster (Swamp Aster)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, osprey, ring-billed gull, killdeer, belted kingfisher,  northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, American robin, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (20 species)

Woolly Bear (caterpillar stage of Isabella Tiger Moth)

Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)

Squirrel

Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

Spotted Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Basswood (Tilia americana)

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Blue Jay

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Red Osier (Cornus sericea)

Miles Hearn

                                    NATURE POETRY

O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.

– Mortimer Collins (1827–76)

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