Lambton Woods: October 18. 2018

4 degrees and overcast at the start. 

Bird Highlight: Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Botany Highlight: Linden

Linden (Tilia cordata)

Species list: great blue heron, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, red-tailed hawk, lesser yellowlegs, killdeer, ring-billed gull, herring gull, mourning dove, belted kingfisher,  northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, ruby-crowned kinglet, American robin, cedar waxwing, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco,  white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (30 species)

Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

Mourning Dove

Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Great Blue Heron

American Black Duck

Miles Hearn

                                       NATURE POETRY

the sun,
track of its steps through the picture,
axe-blows of black,
spiral of green,
yellow tree and its blazing fruit,
and its birds assaulting the white,
martyred by ideas,
tattooed by passion.

– Octavio Paz (1914-1998)

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