5 degrees and rain at the start
Botany Highlight: Silver Maple
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)
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)