Jim Baillie Nature Reserve / early July 2018 / White 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 one  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 White Trail.

Wild Basil (Clinopodium acinos)

Bebb’s Sedge

Salsify (Tragopogon)

Porcupine Sedge

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Tamarack (Larix laricina)

Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamaea)

Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum)

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

TFN shelter

TFN walk: July 8, 2018

Black Spruce (Picea mariana)

Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra)

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Common Grackle

Marsh Fern

Yellow Avens (Geum aleppicum)

Oak Fern

Agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepela)

Agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepela)

Miles Hearn

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