Beechwood /Don Valley: October 27, 2018

4 degrees and raining at the start.

Bird Highlight: 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)


Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)


Miles Hearn


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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