13 degrees and sunny at the start.
Bird Highlight: Red-tailed Hawk
Botany Highlight: Silver Poplar
Species list: red-tailed hawk, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, American robin, gray catbird, European starling, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow. 13 species)
Now by the brook the maple leans
With all his glory spread,
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red.
– William Wilfred Campbell (1858–1918)