12 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.
Botany Highlight: Purple-stemmed Aster
Species list: double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, Canada goose, mallard, ring-billed gull, herring gull, Cooper’s hawk, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal. (19 species)
There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember:
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dyes the flowers of September!
– Mary Howitt (1799–1888)