G Ross Lord Park: July 2020

Dr. G. Ross Lord was chairman of the former Metropolitan and Region Conservation Authority from 1958 – 1972.

This beautiful park runs alongside the West Don River north of Finch Ave.

Some botany:

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
European Skipper with Bull Thistle
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)
White Vervain (Verbena urticifolia)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Rough Cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)
Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis)
Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis)
Squirrel-tail Grass (Hordeum jubatum)
Early Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)
Orange Day-lily (Hemerocallis fulva)
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Forget-me-not (Myosotis)
Spike Rush ( Eleocharus acicularis)
Barberpole Rush (Scirpus rubratinctus)
Tower Mustard (Arabis glabra)
Amur Maple (Acer maackii)
Spearscale (Atriplex patula)
Creeping Yellow Cress (Rorippa sylvestris)
Soft-stemmed Bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)
Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)
Apple (Malus)
Common Sow-thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)
Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)
Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)

Some birds:

Indigo Bunting (male)
American Goldfinch (male)
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow with chick
Song Sparrow chick
Song Sparrow with chick


It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
The dew that lay upon the morning grass;
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling.         – -William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

Miles Hearn

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