24 degrees and sunny at the start.
Bird Highlight: 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)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Spotted Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)
Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Red Osier (Cornus sericea)
O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.
– Mortimer Collins (1827–76)