Sunnybrook Park: September 18, 2018

23 degrees and sunny at the start.

 Bird Highlight: Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Botany Highlight: Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)

Species list: mallard, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (10 species)

Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida)

Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida)

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Late Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

Pinkweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpiodes)

 Miles Hearn
                                                     NATURE POETRY
September strews the woodlot o’er
With many a brilliant color;
The world is brighter than before,
Why should our hearts be duller?
– Thomas W. Parsons (1819–92)

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