Located on the top of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Crow’s Pass Conservation Area (64 hectares) offers 3km of forest floor trails along with a connection to the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail.
There is still a lot of snow though the 5 degree temperature today is causing much melting:
Elderberry buds are beginning to swell:
The area is well-named as I heard crows all morning and even a few ravens. I also heard Purple Finch, Blue Jay, White & Red-breasted Nuthatches, Red-winged Blackbirds and Downy Woodpecker. I saw Black-capped Chickadees and this Junco:
There are 2 trails here:
The Crow’s Pass Trail:
and the Maple Trail:
Views from the trails:
The moving Moon went up the sky,
And nowhere did abide;
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
Thank you so much, again, for this morale-lifting continuing outdoor education!