Cudia Park: Scarborough Bluffs

Cudia Park lies a little east of the Doris McCarthy Trail near the foot of Markham Road.

I spent an overcast, 0 degree morning walking about here in thin snow covering.

The circular trail that I took runs though the woods.

Sugar Maple and American Beech are dominant here.

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) with carving

Other plants include:

Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceoltum)

Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)

Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

A Golden-crowned Kinglet appeared:

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

A look at the bluffs and the lake:

and the beach:

There are signs of erosion:

Bank Swallows nest here in spring:

Miles Hearn




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