There is a shagbark hickory tree in Marie Curtis Park, which I visit from time to time. There are actually two trees which have grown together – the other is a black cherry.
I walked along the Lake in Marie Curtis Park. For months there have been diggers over to the west moving fill, gravel and rocks around. There is a sign up now. It turns out a new conservation area is being created. They even have a… Read More
If you have ever bicycled along the Waterfront Trail, west of Etobicoke Creek, you may have noticed a number of strange wooden structures. This area is known as The Arsenal Lands. This was the sight of a WWII small arms factory and rifle testing range.… Read More
Miles Hearn’s spring nature walks started this week. I’m going on the Wednesday walks and today our group met up at Marie Curtis Park, just down the road from here. It looked like it was going to be a nice day, but that changed quickly.… Read More
A long-eared owl was photographed in Sam Smith Park the other day. Check it out at Friends of Sam Smith Park. For those not from these parts, we have two major parks near Long Branch where I live. As you go east, Colonel Sam Smith… Read More
The crisp clear afternoon has coaxed a lot of people in the neighbourhood outdoors. The toboggan hill at the filtration plant has hardly been in use this season for lack of snow, but enough came down the other day to create a marginal base. Marginal… Read More
There are a number of deer living in the area that includes the old arsenal lands and Marie Curtis Park. This is basically the area that forms the Southwest corner of the amalgamated Toronto (the former South Etobicoke) and the Southeast corner of Mississauga. Early… Read More
Regular readers know that this blog is written from Anchovy World Headquarters hidden deep below an ordinary looking abode by the lake in a community known as Long Branch. Long Branch is part of what used to be called South Etobicoke before amalgamation into the… Read More