I enjoyed morning walk at Humber Bay today. It’s a beautiful spot on the west side of the city. There was hardly anyone around when I was there, except for a couple naturalist/birder types, who can be easily ID’d by the binoculars or cameras hanging… Read More
We’re so fortunate to live just down the street from Colonel Sam Smith Park. It is a Toronto treasure. Often when I’m there I have the dogs with me, which makes it a bit difficult to look at birds, but this morning I went for… Read More
This morning, The Partners started early, jonesing for an adventure in the car. They know car trips often lead to forests and other good places. I said, OK gang, let’s go, and off we went.
The Partners and I took off this morning for one of our favourite activities, foraging for mushrooms. We started at a small forest where a friend tipped me to several perfect giant puffballs. The puffballs were in a beautiful 80 acre forest close to my… Read More
I came across a fascinating plant today – Monotropa uniflora – known commonly by various names – ghost plant, ghost pipe, Indian pipe or corpse plant. It typically grows when there is a good deal of rain after a dry spell and so I sometimes… Read More
This monarch was hanging out in the garden today, enjoying the butterfly weed.
I was out for a walk this morning along the Humber River and came across this beautiful Ganoderma. I couldn’t tell what kind of dead tree it was growing on so I’m not sure if it is a Ganoderma tsugae (grows on hemlock) or Ganoderma… Read More