The Meadoway is the name given to a new initiative in Scarborough to revitalize the 500 acres and 16 linear kilometers of hydro corridor between the Don River Ravine and Rouge National Urban Park.
Native wildflowers and grasses have been seeded in the spring. This has created a marvellous meadow by September dominated by several tall sunflower and sunflower-like species.
Several tall grasses are also present.
I was surprised to find a large dogwood hedge with very large red berries:
A little research tells me that this is Cornelian cherry dogwood, a plant native to Southern Europe and Southwestern Asia.
The edible berries are used for making jam. This robin was enjoying them.
The luminous grasses, and the merry sun
In the grave sky; the sparkle far and wide,
Laughter of unseen children, cheerful chirp
Of crickets, and low lisp of ripping tide,
Light summer clouds fantastical as sleep
Changing unnoted while I gazed thereon. – Emma Lazarus (1849–87)
I love meadows. Hiking hydro corridors was a favorite pastime.
Thanks for beautiful pictures, Miles. I wish I could hear the crickets!