The Glendon Wetland Forest, lying beside the Don River, is a fabulous area for wildflowers in all of the warmer seasons of the year.
I once came here daily for several days trying to untangle the mysteries of aster identification.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
If you come across the unique bluish purple flowers of Monkey-flower, you know that you are in a wet low-lying area.
The name Monkey-flower refers to the resemblance of the flowers to a monkey’s face.
The outlined white throat identify this as a Swamp Sparrow.
How sweet the music of the purling rill,
Trickling adown the grassy hill!
While dreamy fancies come to give repose
When the first star of evening glows. – Henrietta Cordelia Ray (1848–1916)