Robert (Bob) Lorne Hunter (October 13, 1941 – May 2, 2005) was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and politician. He was the first president of Greenpeace and was a leading voice in the ecology movement of the 1970’s.
The Memorial Park is located just outside Markham and has many trails.
Last week I saw many White Trilliums in flower;
Red (sometimes called purple) Trilliums are never as abundant. They are usually found in rich, even swampy, deciduous forests.
Its foul smell attracts carrion flies that act as pollinators.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
The real clue here is the Cat-tail. In addition, the bird shows a reddish cap, an outlined white throat and a reddish wing patch: a Swamp Sparrow.
Female mallard lays eggs on balcony
O! my heart now feels so cheerful as I go with footsteps light
In the daily toil of my dear home;
And I’ll tell you the secret that now makes my life so bright—
There’s a flower at my window in full bloom. – Lucian B. Watkins