High Park: October 20, 2018

11 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.

Bird Highlight: Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Botany Highlight: Glossy Buckthorn

Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

Species list: mallard, wood duck, northern shoveler, sharp-shinned hawk, ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, golden-crowned kinglet, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow. (16 species)

Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Sky-blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Wood Duck (male)

Wood Duck (female)

Northern Shoveler (male)


Miles Hearn

                                             NATURE POETRY

Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers.

– Stephen Vincent Benét (1898–1943)


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