Scarborough Bluffs: Sylvan Park

Lovely Sylvan Park is found at the western extreme of the Guildwood region in Scarborough.

It offers several panoramic views of Lake Ontario:

and of the bluffs:

Some scenes of the woods:


Here you can see the Doris McCarthy Trail which descends to the lake from the bottom of Bellamy Road:

and a view of the sky on this 0 degree, overcast morning:

A Red-tailed Hawk was soaring high overhead:

Some of the plants as they look in early December:

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) seeds

Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)


Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare) berries

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) and 2 Basswood (Tilia americana)

Basswood showing line of holes which develop as tree grows higher:

Basswood (Tilia americana)

and the red buds:

Basswood (Tilia americana)

Round-leaved Dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)


detail of grape tendrils:

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Miles Hearn









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