Beechwood / Don Valley: October 4, 2018

19 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.

Bird Highlight: Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Botany Highlight: Sugar Maple

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Species list: turkey vulture, red-tailed Hawk, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, American robin, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow (12 species)

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

Flat-topped Goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)

Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Miles Hearn


When the air is white with the down o’ the thistle,
And the sky is red with the Harvest Moon.

– Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909)

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