As days grow longer and temperatures warm, there is lots of activity in both botany and the bird world in the Don Valley.
I even encountered my first snake of the season:
The largest flowers were the European Pussy Willows:
About every one hundred metres there is a Song Sparrow:
Man does excellent bird imitations:
Again rejoicing Nature sees
Her robe assume its vernal hues,
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze,
All freshly steep’d in morning dews. – Robert Burns (1759–96)
He seems good! And it’s so good to see a place I love so much, with its wonderful signs of spring. Thanks, Miles!
I’m jealous of that young man, not only does he know the Latin names, he also sounds like them. My husband used to say my Baltimore Oriole attempt sounded more like a Veery. Humph!
Thanks, Miles. The rain really brought out the flowers — Blood Root blossoms almost out in the ravine below Sunnybrook Hospital!