Beechwood / Don Valley: September 19, 2018

18 degrees and sunny at the start.

Bird Highlight: Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Botany Highlight: Large-leaved Aster

Large-leaved Aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

Species list: mallard, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, northern cardinal, common grackle, American goldfinch. (10 species)

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)

Crown-vetch (Securigera varia)


White Campion (Silene latifolia)

Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)

Evening-primrose (Oenothera)

Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)

Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)

Horseweed with beetle (Conyza canadensis)


New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Cauliflower Mushroom


Miles Hearn

                                                   NATURE POETRY

A shadow rests upon the fields.
As earlier Suns are setting;
The corn has reached the tasseled age, 
Its silken tresses netting.       

 – Stephen H. Thayer (1839–1919)

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