Close Up Botany at Humber Bay: early April 2021

When I was last at Humber Bay, I took only bird photographs. While doing this, I couldn’t help but notice all of the emerging flower activity in the trees and shrubs. This prompted me to return another day and have a close botanical look (and I mean close !)

Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)
Sweetbrier (Rosa rubiginosa)
Spindletree (Euonymus europaea)
Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia
Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila)
Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila)
White Elm (Ulmus americana)
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Apple (Malus)
Flowering Cherry
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Kentucky Coffee-tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
Blue-beech (Carpinus caroliniana)
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)
Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris
White Pine (Pinus strobus)
Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)


At once a voice arose among
      The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
      Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
      In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
      Upon the growing gloom. – Thomas Hardy

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Close Up Botany at Humber Bay: early April 2021

  1. Joyce Sparks

    These are wonderful macro shots Miles. It’s encouragement to look much closer on my walks to the nature that’s around me. Thx.

  2. Lisa Volkov

    The poem is a little sad–but that’s Thomas Hardy for you. I liked it. The right way to go out! And these close-up photographs of such amazing detail are works of art, as are the buds and flowers and other things thereby displayed. Simply wonderful pictures! And of course, many thanks for the Wayfaring Tree. I expected it–and you delivered! Thanks, Miles!


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