Standing in a river below a falls, trying to catch a few fish – it doesn’t get much better than that.
It isn’t highly unusual to experience cold weather around here right through April, but by this time we don’t usually see any accumulation of snow. Mother nature didn’t get the email, I guess.
Ice comes in many forms over at Col. Sam Smith Park. The pond is frozen over, and several people are out skating today. Along the shore of the lake, we can see where water has sprayed up against driftwood, creating strange formations. West of the… Read More
Today on a walk through the Arsenal Lands, adjacent to Marie Curtis Park, we saw a big doe. I think our presence on the trail scared her up. I’ve seen deer in there once before, a few years ago – when I saw 4 of… Read More
Today the snowy owl was a bit closer. ….and as a bonus, there was a canvasback close to shore
We’re fortunate to live in an area where most winters at least one snowy owl sets up shop. During the day, this one can often be seen sitting on a dock, way out in the harbour. Occasionally we will see one in a spot where… Read More
On November 15, I posted about efforts to save a 250 year old tree in North York. There is an update in this morning’s Toronto Star, written by Francine Kopun (article is paywalled). There is good news for those who have supported this effort either… Read More
I met up with Ted at the parking lot at Lambton Woods / James Gardens this morning. Unlike yesterday, it was quite cool and overcast. This spot is usually a great place to watch birds right through the winter. Today we saw the usual geese… Read More
This morning was a sunny one and mild enough that I had to think, do I need a jacket or not? The woods at Marie Curtis Park and the Arsenal Lands were very quiet today. I saw one fellow riding the trails on a mountain… Read More
Toronto’s oldest (250 years) and biggest (24.5 metres or 80 feet) red oak lives beside a bungalow in the backyard at 76 Coral Gable Drive in North York. The City of Toronto has agreed to purchase the property, tear down the house and create a… Read More