Apsley, in North Kawartha, is named after Apsley House, the London, England home of the Duke of Wellington.
Arnie Brown, born in 1942, played for 6 different NHL teams between 1963 and 1974. He was rated as #93 in the 100 greatest New York Ranger players.
Just up the road from Apsley is Silent Lake Park. Motor boats are not permitted on the lake and, perhaps, this is where the name comes from.
Though many birds were present and singing, the thick forest canopy made it almost impossible to capture images of them. I got these photos of a distant raven:
Because of the shade, many fern species grow here:
All of this shade and some large wetland areas meant that I was continually surrounded by non-socially-distancing mosquitos. They did their best to penetrate through my clothing and my layer of insect repellent with some success!
Here are some of the plants I found:
Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass! – Edgar Fawcett (1847–1904)