Lambton Woods: October 23, 2018

7 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.

 
Bird Highlight: Killdeer

Killdeer

Botany Highlight: Amur Cork Tree

Amur cork-tree (Phellodendron amurense)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, killdeer, ring-billed gull, herring gull, belted kingfisher, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, golden-crowned kinglet, European starling, American robin, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow. (19 species)

Canada Goose

American Black Duck

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Mallard (female)

Black-capped Chickadee

Belted Kingfisher

Mallard (male)

American Robin

Miles Hearn

                                        NATURE POETRY

October’s face, benign and mellow,
Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;
But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)
He ends with frost and scourging hail.   

– Jan Struther (1901–53) 

 

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