15 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.
Botany Highlight: Smooth Aster
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)
Over! the sweet summer closes,
The reign of the roses is done.
– Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)