Today was the final Fall walk and, appropriately, conditions were winter-like with snow falling and a temperature of -2 degrees.
Species list: Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, hooded merganser, herring gull, ring-billed gull, downy woodpecker, American crow, black-capped chickadee, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (11 species)
There comes the sound of childish feet
And childish laughter loud and sweet,
And little hands stretch eager palms
To beg the firelight’s golden alms. – James Berry Bensel (1903–85)