L’Amoreaux Forest in January

A few years ago, we had a Barred Owl in L’Amoreaux Forest and many people took photos of it:

Barred Owl

I decided on a sunny, mild January day to visit this lovely forest near Finch Ave East and Highland Creek in Scarborough and see if the owl might be here. No owl, but here are photos of the forest as it looks in winter:

Looking south on Highland Creek from the eastern edge of the forest:

Some of the trees:

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
Hop-hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
White Pine (Pinus strobus)
Melting snow on Basswood (Tilia americana)
Basswood (Tilia americana)

Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

Other Botany:

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

And some fungii:

Dryad’s Saddle
Turkey Tails

Miles Hearn

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