Mouth of Highland Creek: Early December, 2020

I visited various sections of Highland Creek this year and decided yesterday to have a look at the area where Highland Creek empties into Lake Ontario.

Constant wet snow prevented me from taking photographs so I returned today.

The railway passes overhead and trains race by frequently.

Lake scenes:

Mollusks

Some birds:

Herring Gull (juvenile)
Herring Gull (juvenile)
Black-capped Chickadee
Mallards (showing purple heads due to light conditions)
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gulls

Some botany:

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Crab Apples
Missouri Willow (Salix eriosephala)
Indian-hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

NATURE POETRY

We’ll to the woods no more,
The laurels are all cut,
The bowers are bare of bay
That once the Muses wore;
The year draws in the day
And soon will evening shut:
The laurels all are cut,
We’ll to the woods no more.            – A. E. Housman (1859–1936)

Miles Hearn

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