11 degrees and raining at the start.
Botany Highlight: White Oak
Species list: mute swan, mallard, wood duck, northern shoveler, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow. (14 species)
A bloom, where leaves are brown and sober,
Warm noons, and nights with frosty air,
And loaded wagons say, October.