Beechwood /Don Valley: October 27, 2018

4 degrees and raining at the start.

Bird Highlight: Mallards

Mallards

Botany Highlight: Virgin’s Bower

Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginiana)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, hairy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, northern cardinal, song sparrow (8 species)

Chickweed (Stellaria crassifolia)

Mushroom

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

 

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

Tis all a myth that Autumn grieves,
For, watch the rain among the leaves;
With silver fingers dimly seen
It makes each leaf a tambourine. 
 – Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)

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