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
I was out to the Etobicoke Creek leash free area with The Partners today, so they could enjoy a good swim and some hijinx with other dogs. In the flowery meadow area there were dozens and dozens of monarchs. This is a special time to… Read More