Lambton Woods: October 12, 2018

 

10 degrees and sunny at the start.

 
Bird Highlight: Great Egret

Great Egret

Botany Highlight: Rattlesnake Root

Rattlesnake Root (Prenathes alba)

Species list: great blue heron, great egret, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, red-tailed hawk, herring gull, rock pigeon, belted kingfisher,  northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, ruby-crowned kinglet, American robin, American redstart, yellow-rumped warbler, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow. (24 species)

Calico aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)

American Black Duck

Mushrooms

Miscanthus (Miscanthus sacchariflorus)

Herring Gull

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

Autumn days come quickly, like the running of a hound on the moor.

– Irish proverb

 

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