American Kestrel Close-ups on Downtown Condo Balcony & Reed Canary Grass at Rouge Hills: June 2020
Thanks to Mike Burroughs for these photos taken with a phone on a downtown Toronto condo balcony.
For many years, I taught at a spring music camp near Orillia, Ontario. Growing in a ditch by the road was a tall grass that I was never able to identify. Even with a Grass Field Guide I wasn’t sure what it was and was too busy to really investigate.
Eventually, I had more time and really had a look. It is Reed Canary Grass and I now realize that it is very common.
Reed Canary Grass is native, unlike many of our common grasses, and can form dense stands completely choking out other vegetation.
Month of bees, and month of flowers, Month of blossom-laden bowers; Month of little hands with daisies, Lovers’ love, and poets’ praises; O thou merry month complete, May, thy very name is sweet! – Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)