Climax Sugar Maple in the Don Valley: October 1, 2020

Sugar Maple has come a long way this year from this:

Sugar Maples (Acer saccharum)

and this:

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

to this:

Sugar Maple (Acer sachharum)

and this:

Acer saccharum (Sugar maple)

and now:

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Enjoy it because soon it will be:

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Other botany:

Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum laterifloru
Shaggy Mane
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta)
White Pine cone
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Phragmites (Phragmites australis)
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

I was able to photograph this little beauty:

Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly

Bird species list: belted kingfisher, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, American robin, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (10 species)

Today’s group:

Park views:

NATURE POETRY

Here and yonder, high and low,
Goldenrod and sunflowers glow.             – Robert Kelley Weeks (1840–76)  

Miles Hearn

4 thoughts on “Climax Sugar Maple in the Don Valley: October 1, 2020

  1. Pam Stevens

    The fall colours of a sugar maple are hard to beat, but it is very comforting to watch the life cycle and the hope of renewal that it provides. Thank you for the time-lapse View!

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