High Park: October 2, 2018

11 degrees and overcast at the start. 

Bird Highlight: Mute Swan

Mute Swan (juvenile)

Botany Highlight: Wayfaring Tree

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, wood duck, northern shoveler, ring-billed gull, downy woodpecker, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, American robin, gray catbird, ruby-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (22 species)

Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)

Great Blue Heron

Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Wood Duck (male)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Wood Duck (female)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)

Miles Hearn

                                                NATURE POETRY

In every orchard Autumn stands,
With apples in his golden hands.

– Alexander Smith (1830–67)

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