A Walk in the Woods by the Guild Inn: September 2020

Just to the west of the Guild Inn there is a lovely woods. It was full of flowers and even a migrating warbler on this overcast day.

view from top of the Bluffs

Some birds:

Mourning Doves
House Wren
House Wren
Magnolia Warbler

Other life:

Brown-lipped Snail
Japanese Beetles

Some botany:

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Amur Maple (Acer maackii)
Starry False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)
White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)
Virgin’s-bower (Clematis virginiana)
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Rattlesnake Root (Prenathes alba)
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium pratense)
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Pale-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus)
Pale-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus)
Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata)
Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
Barber-pole Bulrush (Scirpus microcarpus)
Marginal Fern
Missouri Willow (Salix eriocephala)
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)
Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)
Meadow Fescue (Festuca eliator)
Large-leaved Aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
Pinkweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
Arrow-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum)
Arrow-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum)
Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)
Sensitive Fern
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Cat-tail (Typha)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)


In its deep cup—grassy, cool—
Sleeps the little roadside pool;
Sleeps the butterfly on the weed,
Sleeps the drifted thistle-seed.
Like a great and blazing gem,
Basks the beetle on the stem.
Up and down the shining rays
Dancing midges weave their maze.              – Charlies G.D. Roberts (1860–1943) 

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “A Walk in the Woods by the Guild Inn: September 2020

  1. rosemarie fischer

    Hello Miles,it is amazing that you always find these wonderful plants and insects! You really have an eye for nature. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Rosemarie Fischer


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