October 03, 2022

Vacant lot by the Holland Tunnel

I was shopping a the 14th st garden center and I noticed I field behind which had a lot of goldenrod. The property was surrounded by Japanese Knotweed along the perimeter. However, the knotweed had not taken over a majority of the property yet was filled in the many different plants. The knotweed also kept out the tree-of-heaven which was encroaching on the edges, covered in spotted lantern fly.

The most interesting observation I made was a black-throated warbler which was eating mugwort seed off the plant on the sidewalk. Since it was an urban bird, I was able to get right up to it.

Flora observed:

  • Mugwort
  • Goldenrod
  • Asters
  • Clover
  • Knotweed
  • Poplar seedling
  • Boneset
  • Knotweed
  • Queen Ann’s lace
  • Evening primrose (only two)
  • Prickly lettuce
  • Various grasses
  • Hemp dogbane

Fauna observed:

  • Robin
  • Sparrow
  • Blackthroated green warbler
Posted on October 03, 2022 04:08 by jasonbiegel jasonbiegel | 4 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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