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

NATURE POETRY

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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