5 degrees and overcast at the start
Botany Highlight: Wild Ginger
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)
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)