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10007 150820  Nature Notes  August 20, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids, Sunny
House Finch nestlings, Small birds (unidentified species) lined up on utility lines, a Barn Swallow rally, Barn Swallow parents feeding their young on the nest, Barn Swallow fledglings, 

One of our staff members joined Michelle, a naturalist of the Coon Rapids Dam Park, Brooklyn Park for her class and walk: Screen Porch Series: Common Nighthawks, 7:30 -8:30 p.m. We were able to learn about Common Nighthawks. But we were unfortunate to see a Common Nighthawk on her walk.
Common Nighthawk, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Blue Jays (calls), a Bald Eagle, a parent Osprey and its young on the nest, Gulls, Rock Pigeons on utility lines, a Waxwing, Flycatchers (unidentified), Several Turkeys in a tree; it looks like they are eating wild grapes.
a Gray Squirrel
pesky Mosquitoes, a Dragonfly
Canada Goldenrod Galls: Ball Galls, Bunch Balls*
* All Galls Are Divided Into Three Parts (At Least In Goldenrod)   Michelle, Thank you.
Blooming: Purple Loosestrife, Gray-headed Coneflower, Canada Goldenrod, White Clover, Red Clover, Wild Cucumber, False Sunflower (Ox-eye), Black-eyed Susan, Birds-foot Trefoil, Mullen, Big Blue Stem, Thistle
Fruiting (seeds):  Common Milkweed, Big Blue Stem, Thistle, Curley Dock, Dogwood, Sumac, Wild Grape (ripe), Plum,
Fall Colors: some Virginia Creeper (red), some Sumac, some River Willow (yellow), some Cottonwood (yellow),

Nature Notes  August 19, 2015, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rainy
No House Finch nestlings, Some sparrows (unidentified), a Green Heron flying overhead, Waxwings calls, Chickadee calls (alert and spring), Nuthatch calls, Catbird calls,
a Hornet nest
No Monarch caterpillars

Horse poop on the trail
Blooming: Purple Loosestrife (non-native), Goldenrod, Thistle, Birds-foot Trefoil, White Clover, Red Clover, Gray-headed Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Fleabane, Wild Bergamot, Thistle, Hoary Alyssum, Mullen, Big Blue Stem, Woodland Sunflower, Daylily - Wikipedia, Wild Cucumber 
Fruiting (seeds): Canada Thistle, Curley Dock, Common Milkweed, Sumac,
Fall Colors: some Virginia Creeper (red), some Sumac
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