East Point Park: Middle of April, 2020

East Point Park, located just west of Highland Creek in Scarborough is known for its stunning views of Lake Ontario from atop the Scarborough Bluffs.

The trails here are often muddy in spring:

Park views:

Unlike many parks which are closed these days, this one is open although the parking lot is not. There is plenty of street parking.

Some botany:

Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Crack Willow (Salix fragilis)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Thimbleweed with Midges
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Moss on fence
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)
Moss on fence pole
Willow with Midge
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

There are quite a few birds here though no warblers yet. I did have Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, American Goldfinch. Goldeneye and White-throated Sparrow plus these:

Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Common Raven
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
American Robin
American Robin
Mourning Dove
Blue Jay
Northern Flicker (male)
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Northern Cardinal (male)
Red-breasted Mergansers
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwings
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe


We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. – Thornton Wilder (1975–1897)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “East Point Park: Middle of April, 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Ahhhhhh–such beautiful pictures! The Lake! The birds! All of it!
    Thank you so much, Miles!
    I am going to find the Song Sparrow singing online now, and I am going to listen to it!


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