High Park: September 27, 2018

15 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.

 
Bird Highlight: Northern Shoveler

Northern Shovelers

Botany Highlight: Smooth Aster

Smooth Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, black-crowned night heron, Canada goose, mallard, green-winged teal, wood duck, northern shoveler, ring-billed gull, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, gray catbird, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (20 species)

Great Blue Heron

Ginkgo fruit (Ginkgo biloba)

Scotch Pine cones (Pinus sylvestris)

Mallard (female) on the left and two Green-winged Teals on the right.

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Wood Duck (male)

Butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

Monarch Butterfly

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

Over! the sweet summer closes,
The reign of the roses is done.

– Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)

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