I snapped these at Humber Bay East today.
Dawn Redwoods were thought to be extinct until specimens were found in China in the late 1940s. The ones in High Park were apparently gifts from the Chinese government.
In High Park, the wood ducks are used to people and many times you can see them close up. When I was there mid-week with Miles Hearn’s nature walk group, there was also a group of noisy kids around this little pond, though (they were… Read More
Those tan colour blobs are slime mould. These fascinating single-celled organisms used to be classed as fungi but now are no longer considered to be part of the fungal kingdom. George Barron characterized them as “a slimy mass of protoplasm called a plasmodium. Most of… Read More
We have a few different varieties of goldenrod in the Toronto area. This is Canada Goldenrod (with a bee near the top of the plant).
It seems that I see red-tailed hawks on most of my visits to High Park, here in Toronto.
Witch Hazel is among my fave plants. It’s started blooming in High Park, and will keep blooming right to the end of the year!
September is a perfect time to see butterflies and asters. Go for a walk in just about any naturalized area around the GTA right now and you will see several species of asters. Last week on our nature walk at Rouge Urban National Park, Miles… Read More