East Point Park: Scarborough Bluffs

East Point Park runs along the top of the easternmost bluffs; just west of Highland Creek.

The sun is very far south as we approach the shortest day of the year.

Some views from the top of the bluffs:

a “raft” of several hundred Greater Scaup:

There is a man-made pond here:

I wasn’t completely alone:

Black-capped Chickadee

I thank this lady who allowed me to take this photo:

Despite nature preparing for months of winter, there is lots of colour to see:

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Goldenrod Gall showing woodpecker drilling

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Red-osier (Cornus sericea)

Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

the inevitable coffee cup:

Apple (Malus)

European Birch (Betula pendula)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Red Ash (Fraxinus pennslvanica)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

Pine Cone Willow Gall

Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)

Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

detail of sculpture

Miles Hearn

 

 

 

 

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