Limehouse Conservation Area: July 2020

This area includes former lime kilns,

a railway,

a wetland,

many caves and crevices along the Bruce Trail

and a side trail which leads into the village of Limehouse.

Limehouse Memorial Hall

The fine weather brought out a good variety of flying creatures:

Red-spotted Purple butterfly
Red-spotted Purple butterfly
Red-spotted Purple butterfly
Red-spotted Purple butterfly
Silver-spotted Skipper
Cabbage White Butterfly
Little Wood Satyr
Mourning Cloak
White-faced Meadowhawk
White-faced Meadowhawk
Ebony Jewelwing (male)
Ebony Jewelwing (male)
Ebony Jewelwing (male)
Ebony Jewelwing (male)
Ebony Jewelwing (male)
Ebony Jewelwing (female)
Ebony Jewelwing (female)

These are in the process of destroying a shrub:

pupae of Gyspy Moth
pupae of Gyspy Moth

Thanks to Ken Sproule for assistance in identification.

Some botany:

Ash-leaved Spirea (Sorbaria sorbifiolia)
Solomon-seal (Polygonatum biflorum)
Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)
Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)
Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Orange Day-lily (Hemerocallis fulva)
Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium vulgaria)
Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta)
Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria)
Round-leaved Dogwood (Cornus foemina)
Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)
Pin Cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)
Cichory (Cichorium intybus)
Agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)
Agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)
Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)
Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)
Goat’s-beard (Tragopogon)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
Bulblet Fern
Marginal Fern
Common Polypody

NATURE POETRY

Oh, summer has clothed the Earth
In a clock from the loom of the Sun!
And a mantle, too, of the skies’ soft blue,
And a belt where the rivers run.                   – Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

Miles Hearn

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