Cedarvale Park: September 25, 2018

16 degrees and raining at the start.

 Bird Highlight: Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Botany Highlight: Arrow-leaved  Aster

Arrow-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum)

Arrow-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum)

Arrow-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum)

Species list: northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, house sparrow, northern cardinal. (6 species)

English Garden Snail

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Beggar-ticks (Bidens frondosa)

Queen-Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)

Red Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Sky-blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

September fattens on vines. Roses
flake from the wall. The smoke
of harmless fires drifts to my eyes.
This is plenty. This is more than enough.

– Geoffrey Hill (1932–2016)

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