L’Amoreaux Park: February 2021

My son has refereed many soccer games including on the fields at L’Amoreaux Park in Scarborough. Once he told me of a large forest at the north end and, the next day, I came to have a look.

Since then I have visited L’Amoreaux many times and led TDSB walks here.

Here are some photos from last May:

On February 7, 2016 I was here with a group and we had a good look at a Barred Owl. All of these photos were taken on that day:

Barred Owl L’Amoreaux Park Photo by Judy-Ann Cazemier
Barred Owl (photo: Ian Valentine)
Barred owl (photo: Ian Valentine)
Barred Owl (photo: Ken Sproule)

Today was overcast and very windy. I was glad to have lots of layers of clothing!


Some botany:

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)
Bitternut Hickory (left) and Sugar Maple (right)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Largetooth Aspen (Populus grandidentata)
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis)
White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Spindletree (Euonymus europaea)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)


The sunset embers smolder low,
The Moon climbs o’er the hill, 
The peaks have caught the alpenglow,
The robin’s song is still.    – John L. Stoddard (1850–1931)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “L’Amoreaux Park: February 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    It’s so nice to see these places again. I sure remember that Barred Owl! Great photos from Judy-Ann, Ken and Ian. Thanks, Miles!


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