The Altona Forest just east of Toronto has special significance for me. Part of the land was donated by my Grandfather and is now an ecological reserve.
I have spent many hours wandering about this forest since my earliest memories. Some of the birds that I was seeing and hearing today (-1 degree and sun/cloud mix) were likely the ancestors of birds I heard and saw when I was a young boy.
There were no spring migrant birds but I did have American Crow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee and American Goldfinch.
Scenes from the trail:
Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking. – Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
Thank you Miles. Beautiful shots. Very generous and considerate of your grandparents who I’m sure felt your presence there today.
Thank you for sharing your family’s story with us.
Thank you again, Miles–and Thank You to your grandparents, too!