Ashbridges Bay: November 2, 2018

5 degrees and rain at the start

Bird Highlight: Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco (female)

Botany Highlight: Silver Maple

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

Species list:  double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, common merganser, ring-billed gull, common raven, black-capped chickadee, golden-crowned kinglet, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, song sparrow.  (16 species)

Mallards

Basswood (Tilia americana)

White Ash leaves (Fraxinus americana)

Apple

Black-capped Chickadee

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Miles Hearn

                                   NATURE POETRY

The sparkling fields of dewy grass,
Woodpaths and roadsides decked with flowers,
Starred asters and the goldenrod,
Date Autumn’s hours.

– Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (1823–1902)

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