Beechwood / Don Valley: October 22, 2018

10 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.

Bird Highlight: Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Botany Highlight: Sugar Maple

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)

Species list: mallard, red-tailed hawk,  black-capped chickadee, downy woodpecker, white-breasted nuthatch, common raven, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow (12 species)

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Hawthorn (Crataegus)

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Black-capped Chickadee

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Large-leaved Aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Red-tailed Hawk

White Oak (Quercus alba)

Mallards (females)

Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

Miles Hearn

                                          NATURE POETRY

Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.     

– Sara Coleridge (1802–52)


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