11 degrees and overcast at the start.
Botany Highlight: Wayfaring Tree
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)
In every orchard Autumn stands,
With apples in his golden hands.
– Alexander Smith (1830–67)