The Lookout Trail in Balsam Lake Park (east of Lake Simcoe) has a variety of different forest types including cedar swamps:
a mature hardwood stand:
young mixed forests:
and open grassland with a panoramic view:
Though many birds were about including field sparrow, white-thoated sparrow, indigo bunting, ruffed grouse and others, the only flying creatures that I was able to photograph are these:
The Highland Scottish residents here in the 1860’s chose this name as it evoked farming and the Presbyterian kirk.
The glittering leaves of the rhododendrons
Balance and vibrate in the cool air;
While in the sky above them
White clouds chase each other. – John Gould Fletcher (1886–1950)
So beautiful. And what an inspiration that White Ash is!
Hi Miles, thanks for daily nature reports. If you would accept a token gift ,I would like to send interac money or cheque if you give me information. Thanks again ,Best wishes William Black