Crawford Lake, west of Milton, contains a reconstructed 15th-century Iroquoian village:
and several trails connected to the Bruce Trail:
There is a 1.4 km circular boardwalk which follows the shore of Crawford Lake through a mixed forest of cedar, hemlock, balsam fir, birch, basswood, maple and hop-hornbeam.
Along the way are some impressive wildlife wooden carvings:
In 2 hours, I found only some elusive chickadees and this nuthatch:
Sadly, the many mature ash trees here have been killed by the ash borer and the forest is filled with felled trees.
This short video has some excellent bird close-ups.
Eagle photo taken in BC:
Now is the time for the burning of the leaves.
They go to the fire; the nostril pricks with smoke
Wandering slowly into a weeping mist.
Brittle and blotched, ragged and rotten sheaves!
A flame seizes the smouldering ruin and bites
On stubborn stalks that crackle as they resist. – Robert Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)
This is delightful Miles. I have been there many times but not for some years. The wooden carvings are new to me. Thanks for this. Few birds but just beautiful with the snow still there.
I am delighted to know about this walk! I hope dogs are allowed. Thank you too for the video Miles. I could almost smell the fire while reading Binyon’s poetry.
Your postings will be so welcome this winter as, sadly I think all the winter walk spots are taken. I put my application in early but apparently TDSB is having difficulty with their wed site and I am out of luck.
See you in the Spring I hope!
What beautiful “winter” scenes! Thank you, Miles!