Cedarvale Park: October 13, 2018

6 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.

Bird Highlight: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

Botany Highlight: Indian Hemp

Indian-hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

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)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

Dryad’s Saddle

Beggar-ticks (Bidens frondosa)

Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

Shaggy Mane

Multiflora Rose hips (Rosa multiflora)

Miles Hearn

                                           NATURE POETRY

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)

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