Sunnybrook Park: September 24. 2018

13 degrees and overcast at the start.

 
Bird Highlight: Mallards

Mallards

Botany Highlight: Hog-peanut

Hog-peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, northern flicker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, common yellowthroat, northern cardinal. (9 species)

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida)

Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)

Northern Flicker

Beggar-ticks (Bidens frondosa)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

The dawn laughs out on orient hills
And dances with the diamond rills;
The ambrosial wind but faintly stirs
The silken, beaded gossamers.

– Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942)

 

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