Rouge Hills: September 26, 2018

21 degrees and cloudy at the start
Bird Highlight: Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco (female)

Botany Highlight: New England Aster

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

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)

Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

American Robin

Pale-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus decapatalus)

Pine Bolete

Amethyst Aster (a hybrid of Heath and New England Aster)

Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)

Miles Hearn


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)

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