Millennium Trail – Kilometre 33: March 2021

Lovely Prince Edward County features a 49 kilometre hiking and biking trail. Every time I am in this area I explore a different section.

Some birds:

House Finch (male)
Common Grackles
Killdeer
Canada Geese
American Tree Sparrow
House Finch (male)
Killdeer
American Tree Sparrow
Mourning Dove
Canada Geese
American Crow
Song Sparrow
Canada Geese
Song Sparrow
Canada Geese
Song Sparrow

Some botany:

White Elm (Ulmus americana)
White Elm (Ulmus americana)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Red Ash Flower Galls)
Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica )
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)
Apple (malus)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)

MAILBOX

A harrowing penguin / killer whale chase:

NATURE POETRY

It was a lover and his lass,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
That o’er the green corn-field did pass,
In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring. – Shakespeare

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Millennium Trail – Kilometre 33: March 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Ha ha ha—that penguin rescue seemed perfectly tailored/”staged” for people like me, even though the poor whale was done out of a snack! What an amazing thing to witness! The mixture of reactions from the viewers, the delight followed by groans of dismay, were something with which I could completely identify! And then, the remarkable conclusion–a rescue through human intervention, with the penguin jumping/being helped into the boat! What a remarkable (and for the people and penguin, happy) conclusion!
    I’ll bet those people went home to “dine out” on that story forever!
    (Oh, yes–the other pictures were wonderful, too, Miles. But you just may have been “upstaged” this time.) Thanks, Miles!

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