Lambton Woods: September 22, 2018

12 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.

Bird Highlight: Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Botany Highlight: Purple-stemmed Aster

Purple-stemmed Aster (Swamp Aster) Symphyotrichum puniceum

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)

Canada Geese

Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Herring Gull

Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Dog-strangling Vine in seed (Vincetoxicum rossicum)

Mallards

White Elm (Ulmus americana)

Northern Flicker

Cooper’s Hawk

Tall Goldenrod in seed (Solidago altissima)

Miles Hearn

                                                 NATURE POETRY

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)

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