Beechwood / Don Valley: September 28, 2018

15 degrees and sunny at the start.

Bird Highlight: Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Botany Highlight: Tansy

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Species list: mallard, red-tailed Hawk, belted kingfisher, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow,  black-capped chickadee, American robin, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow (12 species)

Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)

Evening-primrose (Oenothera)

White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)

White Campion (Silene latifolia)

Canada Goldenrod Solidago canadensis)

Staghorn Sumach (Rhus typhina)

Miles Hearn

                                       NATURE POETRY

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

– Julia A. Fletcher (1823–1908)

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