6 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.
Botany Highlight: Indian Hemp
Species list: northern flicker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, house sparrow, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, white-throated sparrow. (12 species)
Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer’s done!
– Thomas Constable (1812–81)