Todmorden Mills: December 2020

Nestled in directly beside the Don Valley Parkway north of the Bloor Viaduct is this oasis of history, forest and wetlands.

The recent snowfall enhanced everything.

Black-capped Chickadee

Some botany:

Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
Rose Hip
Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
American Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
Hawthorn (Crataegus)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)


Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow.  – Robert Frost

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Todmorden Mills: December 2020

  1. rosemarie fischer

    nice snowy pictures,thanks Miles……..the name of the town is very intriguing to me:Todmorden

    translate it to German,you get….Tod meaning death….morden…meaning murder……there maybe an explanation for it……does anybody know????

    Rosemarie Fischer


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