A Walk At Taylor Creek: February 2021

Mostly winter botany today as only one distant Cardinal made an appearance:

Northern Cardinal (male)

Some botany

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Norway Spruce cones torn apart by squirrels looking for seeds
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Queen-Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
White Elm (Ulmus americana)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Common Burdock (Arctium minus)
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)

Scenes by the creek:


Thanks for your feedback and continued sharing of discoveries
Love Tannery Park. Always lots of life.

Feb 17th

A different kind of silly goose

A cute video of Duck fledglings:



Here all the forces of the wood
As one converge,
To make the soul of solitude
Where all things merge.     – Bliss Carman (1861-1929)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “A Walk At Taylor Creek: February 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    I hope I didn’t send this twice–I was composing and went to confirm the spelling of Mandarin Ducks and found it was gone. What I had to say is that I didn’t know that Mandarin Ducks nested in trees! And it was great to see Taylor Creek Park, one of my favorite places, again. Thanks, Miles!


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