Glen Haffy Conservation Area: June 2020

Glen Haffy is located within the Humber River Watershed, at the junction of Ontario’s two most dominant geological features – The Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine. I followed the 2.7 kilometer Red Trail which travels through forest, wetland and open fields.

Some botany:

Buckhorn (Plantago lanceolata)
Chickweed (Cerastium)
Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
Rough Cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)
Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum)
Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum)
Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum)
Orange & Yellow Hawkweed
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)


Rosy Sedge (Carex rosea)
White Bedstraw with beetle
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta)
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)
Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)
White Trillium (Trillium garndiflorum)
Canada Violet (Viola canadensis)
Wild-ginger (Asarum canadense)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Golden Ragwort (Packera aurea)
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)
Solomon-seal (Polygonatum pubescens)
Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)
White Elm (Ulmus americana)
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Yellow Avens (Geum aleppicum)
Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Sandwort (Arenaria serpyllifolia)
Mallow (Malva)


Married in the month of roses, June,
Life will be one long honeymoon.         – Proverb

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Glen Haffy Conservation Area: June 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Another gorgeous place! Great pictures–I especially loved that Orange Hawkweed! No birds? That’s okay–you’re allowed to take a break–was it that windy day? And that Prayer of the Woods was wonderful. Thanks so much, Miles!

  2. Pina

    Lisa said everything I was thinking also: the wonderful place, the Orange Hawkweed, the no birds and that wonderful Prayer of the woods. I always enjoy the trail photos. The closeup pictures of the flowers really brings out their beauty.
    Thank you, Miles, for the photos.


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