Grey Abbey Park: Scarborough Bluffs

Grey Abbey Park is named after a small village in Northern Ireland.

It is located near the bottom of Morningside Drive and follows the top of the Scarborough Bluffs.

There are obvious signs of erosion here:

which is why we see this sign:

Some views of the lake:

and of the woods:

Despite the overcast sky and light snowfall, there was lots of colour to be seen:

Forsythia buds (Forsythia intermedia)

White Birch (Betula papyifera)

Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

Weeping Willow (Salix alba var. tristis)

Mountain-ash (Sorbus)

and a colour I see far too often:

Miles Hearn


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