In 1799 an American entrepreneur, Col. Asa Danforth, was granted the contract to build a road connecting the new town of York (Toronto) to Kingston through the virgin forests north of Lake Ontario. Danforth Avenue in Toronto and Col. Danforth Park in Scarborough are named after him.
I was out at dawn on this day to have a close look at the wild areas of this park which follows Highland Creek.
A swarm in May is worth a load of hay;
a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon;
but a swarm in July is not worth a fly. – Beekeepers’ saying, mid-17th century