At exactly 10am, as 17 of us were about to depart for this morning’s walk at the Scarborough Bluffs, a Red-tailed Hawk landed a few metres from us and we all had a good look before it flew off to a more distant perch.
The Amur Cork Tree from Asia is often planted as an ornamental species. This is not the tree which produces cork for wine bottles. That, in fact, is a species of oak. The Amur Cork does have many juicy dark-coloured berries which are a big favourite for birds.
Here’s some fall Goldenrod – flowering on November 13!
The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep. – Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)