We had many Aster species on the 24 degree sunny morning.
Arrow-leaved Aster can have blue or white flowers.
When New England Aster grows near Heath Aster, a hybrid is sometimes produced which shows features of both parents. This is Amethyst Aster.
Species list: turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren, gray catbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (12 species)
This mornings group:
Girls and Boys (Anonymous)
The children in the fields at play
They pluck the flowers that grow;
We used to pluck the self-same flowers
So many years ago.
We love to watch the children’s game
Their troubles and their joys;
For did we not the very same
When we were girls and boys?