Lambton Woods: October 3, 2018

13 degrees and overcast at the start.

Bird Highlight: Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Botany Highlight: Yellow Flag

Yellow Flag seeds (Iris pseudocorus)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, herring gull, belted kingfisher,  northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, common raven, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (21 species)

Mallard (female)

Round-leaved Dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Herring Gull

Double-crested Cormorant

Blue Jay

Puffballs

Miles Hearn

                                             NATURE POETRY

Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.

– William Allingham (1824–89)

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