Wilmot Creek: December 2020

I spent a sunny but chilly morning exploring the area where Wilmot Creek meets Lake Ontario. This is just south of Newcastle.

Ice
Moon
Anglican Church in Newcastle
Anglican Church in Newcastle
cafe in Newcastle

These sun photos seem to always show 18 points:

Some botany:

Xanthium strumarium (cocklebur also called clotbur)
Rapeseed still in flower
Marginal Fern
Orange Jelly Fungus
Orange Jelly Fungus

This Jelly is, I’m told, edible if boiled or steamed.

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Mature White Ash which has avoided ash borer infection
Mature White Ash which was not so fortunate
Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)
Blackberry (Rubus)
Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis)

From a distance I thought that these were grape vines:

Apple trees
discarded apples

Some geese and mallards:

Canada Geese
Canada Geese
Canada Geese
Mallards
Mallards
Mallards

NATURE POETRY

Shorter and shorter now the twilight clips
The days, as though the sunset gates they crowd.      – Alice Cary (1820–71) 

Miles Hearn

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