Several days of steady rain had the East Don River quite swollen on this day at Seton Park:
All of that moisture helped to create several good displays of wildflowers:
Bloodroot usually has 8 petals but can have more.
It grows in rich forests in April and May
The name refers to the red sap found in the root and stem.
BABY OWLS 🦉
April is here! Blithest season of all the year;
The little brook laughs as it leaps away;
The lambs are out on the hills at play. – Eben E. Rexford (1848–1916)
Very timely for me. I was at Forks Of The Credit Provincial Park two days ago and saw Bloodroot and Coltsfoot flowers.
Very few birds though. It was eerily quiet that morning. One bluebird, a tree swallow a song sparrow, a red-tailed hawk, and possibly a nuthatch (flew away before I could get a good look at it).
What a pleasure it is to see such wonderful pictures of these earliest of wild flowers and other botanical beginnings! I’ve seen the Don flooded before, many times, and here it is again, very high, a roaring torrent. And the baby owls–what a wonderful addition. Thanks, Miles!