Early Flowering at Humber Gate Park: March 2021

Another park where I have never been, this one follows the Humber River in North Etobicoke.

There is a paved trail plus many dirt paths to explore and all of it is close to the Humber.

Mallard (male) and “Bib” Duck
American Robin

The flowers of Silver Maple are just beginning to blossom:

Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)

Other botany:

Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Cat-tail (Typha)
Linden (Tilia cordata)
Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
Red Pine cones (Pinus resinosa)
White Spruce (Picea glauca)
Linden (Tilia cordata)
White Mulberry (Morus alba)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Multiflora Rose hip (Rosa multiflora)
Mealy Rosette Lichen
Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium)
Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)
Hawthorn (Crataegus)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)

NATURE POETRY

We like March, his shoes are purple,
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry.                                 – Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Early Flowering at Humber Gate Park: March 2021

  1. Debi

    Thanks for the great nature photos. You’re doing very well without the macro lens.
    Enjoy your newsletters every day

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