Rouge Hills: October 11, 2018

21 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Great Blue Heron

Botany Highlight: Blue Beech

Blue-beech (Carpinus caroliniana)

Species list: great blue heron, red-tailed hawk, osprey, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, common raven, American crow, black-capped chickadee, ruby-crowned kinglet,  American robin, northern cardinal. (11 species)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Green Frog

Pholiota squarrosa (Shaggy Pholiota) Puffball

Late Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Maple leaves

Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)

Salmon

Miles Hearn

                                      NATURE POETRY

Autumn has caught us in our summer wear.

– Philip Larkin (1922–86)

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