Little traffic on the roads so a trip that should have taken an hour took 45 minutes. The car brakes were seldom necessary.
This morning I headed north of Bowmanville once again to the Enniskillen CA. This area has “a cedar swamp, open wetlands and bubbling brooks” as the brochure states. It is located on the southern slopes of the Oak Ridges Moraine.
I had the area completely to myself as you can see by this empty (except for me) parking lot.
There are over 5 kms of trail here and I walked on all of them.
The hilly trails were so icy that it would have been impossible without my “grippers”.
At a certain point the trail passed through fields:
I saw Chickadees, Cardinals, Juncos, Robins and Crows:
and heard Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker and Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Botany on this 4 degree, overcast day:
If what I say resonates with you,
it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree. – William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)