Rouge Hills: October 16, 2018

5 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Botany Highlight: Wild Ginger

Wild-ginger (Asarum canadense)

Species list: great blue heron, turkey vulture, blue jay, common raven, white-breasted nuthatch, black-capped chickadee, ruby-crowned kinglet,  American robin, hermit thrush, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (13 species)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Sensitive Fern

Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)

Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

False Gromwell (Marbleweed) Lithospermum molle

Miles Hearn

                                            NATURE POETRY

The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky.

– William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

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