Botany Highlight: New England Aster
Species list: great blue heron, northern flicker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, American robin, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco. (10 species)
Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape.
– Walt Whitman (1819–92)