18 degrees and sunny at the start.
Bird Highlight: Gray Catbird
Botany Highlight: Large-leaved Aster
Species list: mallard, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, northern cardinal, common grackle, American goldfinch. (10 species)
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)