Sunnybrook Park: September 29, 2018

13 degrees and sunny at the start.

Bird Highlight: Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Botany Highlight: Silver Poplar

Silver Poplar (Populus alba)

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)

White-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Beggar-ticks (Bidens frondosa)

Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Spindle Tree fruit (Euonymus europaea)

Common Burdock (Arctium minus)

Barnyard Grass (Echinochloa crusgalli)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Miles Hearn

                                             NATURE POETRY

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)

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