As the father of four children, I have spent many hours in various East York parks that have playground equipment. During this year’s March break, I am going to revisit one each day and make a post of some of the nature that I find there.
LInkwood Lane Park consists of a soccer field and playground equipment.
There is also a lovely, small, mature forest overlooking the East Don River valley and the Flemington Park Golf Course.
Planted near the playground are:
Lilacs with their “peace sign” buds;
Norway Maple keys on the ground;
Colorado Spruce cones with Norway Maple keys;
White Spruce cones;
In the grass is Ground Ivy.
Appearing naturally is Staghorn Sumac laden with Don-strangling Vine.
European Burning Bush;
The forest is made up principally of Sugar Maple.
The sap is running today.
Other trees include:
Black Cherry with its “burnt cornflakes” bark;
American Beech showing signs of human carving as it so often does in urban areas;
I had this Red-tailed Hawk as an observer during my visit.