Lots of Rain at Lambton Woods (10 am & 1 pm groups) / October 22, 2019

Another great day for fall colours despite the rain.

These photos were taken with a little Panasonic point-and-shoot camera as I didn’t want to expose the borrowed (thank-you again Ian Valentine!) Nikon to moisture.

Some botany:

Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
Turkey Tails
Freeman Maple
Sugar Maple leaves
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, great egret, Mallard, American black duck, ring-billed gull, herring gull, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (18 species)

American Black Duck

10 a.m. group:

1 p.m. group:

NATURE POETRY

Bright yellow, red and orange,
The leaves come down in hosts;
The trees are Indian princes,
But soon they’ll turn to ghosts.       – William Allingham (1824–89)

Miles Hearn

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