6 degrees and overcast at the start.
Bird Highlight: White-throated Sparrow
Botany Highlight: Narrow-leaved Cat-tail
Species list: hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (13 species)
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
– Emily Bronte (1818 – 1848)
Miles: I am working my way backwards. So you actually visited the park 3 times in October! I think I will direct my e-mail list to your web site so they can read all your posts. John