Doris McCarthy Trail: Scarborough Bluffs

This trail reaches Lake Ontario from the bottom of Bellamy Road and offers spectacular views of the lake and bluffs.

I thought that I might make the first footprints in the snow this morning, but some joggers were ahead of me on this steep trail.

A stream runs beside the trail:

Here are some of the plants along the way:

Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Cat-tail (Typha)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Black Locust (Robinia hispida)

Black Locust (Robinia hispida)

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

I zoomed my camera out as far as possible for this distant Red-tailed Hawk:

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

a view of the sky:

Views of the forest:

 

Views of the bluffs:

Miles Hearn

 

 

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