Sir Casimir Gzowski Park: January 2021

Not long ago, I had a look at the mouth of the Don River. On this day, I visited the mouth of the Humber River at Sir Casimir Gzowski Park.

former Supertest Gas Station
Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) Monument (1940)
Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) Monument (1940)
Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) Monument (1940)

Some botany:

Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Beaver handiwork
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
European Larch (Larix decidua)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
European Birch (Betula pendula)
Eastern Cottonwood (Populus balsamifera)
European Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Speckled Alder (Anus incana)
Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
White Spruce (Picea glauca)
Thornless Honey Locust (Gleditsia triancanthos f. inermis)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

Some birds:

Mute Swan
Mute Swan
Mute Swans
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Rock Pigeon
Red-breasted Mergansers
Mallard (female)
Herring Gulls
Glaucous Gull (juvenile)


The holly! the holly! oh, twine it with bay—
Come give the holly a song;
For it helps to drive stern winter away,
With his garment so sombre and long.      – Eliza Cook (1818–89)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Sir Casimir Gzowski Park: January 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Also, I’m amazed to see that beautiful gas station (how often does one say that about a gas station?) still there. They should declare it a heritage building!


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