A Walk in the Woods near Holland Landing: May 2020

Holland Landing appears to be a suburban community and has no historical buildings. When Hurricane Hazel struck here in 1954, Holland Marsh disappeared under 6 – 9 m of water and the nearby village of Ansnorveldt was destroyed.

There is, however, a large forest and I had a good walk here on this day.

Nearby birds:

Blue Jay
Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
American Goldfinch (male)
American Goldfinch (female)
American Goldfinch (male)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Mallard (female) and chick
Mallard family
Mallard family
Mallard family
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren
House Wren
House Wren
House Wren

Red Squirrel:

Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel

Some botany:

Water-hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
Marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)
Grape-hyacinth (Muscari)
Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Early Meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)
Spring-beauty (Claytonia virginica)
Wood Fern fiddlehead
Fluffy Dust Lichen
Bristly Black Currant (Ribes lacustre)
Bristly Black Currant (Ribes lacustre)
Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata)
Star-flower (Trientalis borealis)
Pennsylvania Sedge
Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)
Barren-strawberry (Geum fragarioides)
Barren-strawberry (Geum fragarioides)
Violet (Viola)
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Ground-hemlock (Taxus canadensis)
Trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
Bluebead-lily (Clintonia borealis)
Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)
White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

NATURE POETRY

Would that thou could’st last for aye,
Merry, ever-merry May!
Made of sun-gleams, shade and showers,
Bursting buds, and breathing flowers.           – William D. Gallagher (1808–94)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “A Walk in the Woods near Holland Landing: May 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Gorgeous and delightful. Such beautiful pictures! You’re developing a second (or is it third?) career as a nature photographer. Thanks, Miles!

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  2. Pina

    What gorgeous photos today!
    The animals posed nicely, the flowers showed off their beautiful colours, nature was beautiful today!
    A lovely bright day.
    Thank you.

    Reply

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