Cedarvale Park: October 1, 2018

9 degrees and overcast at the start.

Bird Highlight: American Robin

American Robin (juvenile)

Botany Highlight: Gray Dogwood

Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)

Species list: northern flicker, blue jay, American crow, gray catbird, American robin, common grackle, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (9 species)

Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

Arrow-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum)

Inky Cap Mushrooms

Lady’s-thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Miles Hearn


Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

– Robert Frost (1874–1963)

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