Manilla, Ontario: Early Spring, 2020

I’ve always wondered what the hamlet of Manilla looks like and decided to visit it and combine that with a nature walk.

former church is now a private home
Manilla is located on Highway 7.

I walked on more of the Beaver River trail:

There were many Mallards and Canada Geese in the nearby wetland plus noisy Redwings and Grackles:

Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Common Grackle

Some botany:

Pussy Willow (Salix discolor)
Cat-tail (Typha)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Speckled Alder (Alnus incana)
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Virgin’s-bower (Clematis virginiana)
Woodpecker drilling on Goldenrod gall
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Red Tree Brain

Recently I posted this series of photos of deer taken in a Toronto cemetery:

At 7 pm, the other evening, a deer entered our yard and stayed munching on Scilla and Yew for 45 minutes.

Here are some photos taken from inside the house:


There’s a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
’Twas St. Patrick himself sure that set it;
And the Sun on his labour with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.                       – Andrew Cherry (1762–1812)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Manilla, Ontario: Early Spring, 2020

    1. Rosemarie Fischer

      Yes, thank you so much for letting us being a part of this beautiful Nature experience. the deer is beautiful!


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