Signs of Autumn at Cherry Beach: September 2020

Besides the beach at Cherry Beach,

there are many bicycles streaming by on the Martin Goodman Trail:

and a popular dog park where the dogs can go swimming:

Parks views, some birds and some insects:

Herring Gull (juvenile)
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
House Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorants
Cabbage White Butterfly on Queen-Anne’s-lace
Japanese Beetles
Japanese Beetles

September and early October is the time for asters and goldenrods to flower. Both were present at Cherry Beach:

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Other botany:

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) Fleabanes have many more petals than asters and flower all summer.
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
Crab Apple (Malus)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Horseweed (Conyza canadensis)
Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)
Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Hemp Nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit)
Hemp Nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit)
Water Horehound (Lycopus americanus)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)


Hence, let me haste into the mid wood shade,
Where scarce a sunbeam wanders through the gloom.    – James Thompson (1700–48) 

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Signs of Autumn at Cherry Beach: September 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    And not jam-packed! And–dogs! And other wonderful things.
    I really miss the Lake (without crowds, of course). Thanks, Miles!

  2. rosemarie fischer

    Thanks for the nice pics…..a dog with a swim vest on? that’s a First for me….. it’s amazing that you always find something interesting to photograph and share with US!!!!! Many thanks for your kindness,Miles…..

    Rosemarie Fischer

  3. Pina

    Always a favourite of mine when taking the kids and now my grand kids for a walk: “let’s look for the signs of spring or whichever season.” Kept them nicely occupied and curious as we walked along.
    I also have nice memories of Cherry Beach with the kids.
    Thank you.


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