Rouge Hills: October 5, 2018

11 degrees and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Botany Highlight: Heart-leaved  Aster

Heart-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

Species list: hairy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch,  American robin, northern cardinal, song sparrow. (8 species)

Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Song Sparrow

Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)

Rayless Aster (Symphyotrichum ciliatum)

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Amethyst Aster (hybrid of New England Aster and Heath Aster)

Norway Spruce cone (Picea abies)

Miles Hearn


The red light from the harvest Moon
Illumes the stilly places;
The fleecy islands cast their shapes
Above the forest spaces.

– Stephen Henry Thayer (1839–1919)

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