Jim Baillie Nature Reserve / early July 2018 / Yellow Trail

The Jim Baillie Nature Reserve is located about one hour’s drive north east of Toronto, just north of Leaskdale. It was purchased in two stages, 1970 and 1973, by the Toronto Field Naturalists.
Jim Baillie was a former president of the club, a popular leader of bird walks and Assistant Curator of Ornithology at the Royal Ontario Museum.
A large part of the Nature Preserve consist of a red maple swamp. Red maple swamps are oneĀ  of the most abundant freshwater wetland types in north eastern North America and Red Maple is the dominant tree species.
The site is maintained by volunteers from the Toronto Field Naturalist and three marked trails are available for hiking.
The photos for this photo essay were taken on the Yellow Trail.

Showy Tick-trefoil (Desdemodium glutinosum)

Carex stipata

Dwarf Raspberry (Rubus pubescens)

Carex retrorsa

Carex retrorsa

American Goldfinch

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)

Long Beech Fern

Ground-hemlock (Taxus canadensis)

Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamaea)

Bluebead-lily ( Clintonia borealis)

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

Goldthread (Coptis trifolia)

Bristly Black Currant (Ribes lacustre)

Oak Fern

Marsh Fern

Bullrush (Schoenoplectus)

Bulblet Fern

Bulblet Fern

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

White-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Marginal Fern

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii

Tall Meadow-rue (Thalictrum pubescens)

White Avens (Geum canadense)

Miles Hearn

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