Jim Baillie Nature Reserve in Winter: White Trail

We really owe the TFN members who built and maintain the nature trails here a great amount of gratitude!

I have visited the nature reserve many times in spring, summer and autumn but never before in winter. Here is a summer post:

On December 30, 2018, I hiked every inch of the three trails and here are the photos from the white trail:

There are streams in this area:

Very fresh-looking Watercress:

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

The southern part of the reserve moves out of the swamp and features different plants:

White Pine, Scots Pine and Jack Pine

There is also a small wetland area:

Narrow-leaved Cat-tail (Typha angustifolia)

Some tree trunks:

White-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Balsam Fir with large shelf mushroom

Early farmers took boulders from the fields and made piles:

Toronto Field Naturalists constructed a shelter here:

There are many Jack Pines near it:

Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)

Miles Hearn

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