What to Expect in a Fall Nature Walk

In this fall of 2021, TDSB nature walks will visit 9 locations.

Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Bluffs

Guild Inn

Guild Inn

Thompson Park

Ashbridge’s Bay

Beechwood / Don Valley

Lambton Woods

Marie Curtis Park

Col. Sam Smith Park

Humber Bay

You will be part of a group. Here are some groups from previous years including many from pre-pandemic years.

September 2014
September 2015
September 2016
September 2018
September 2019
September 2020

We will try and find all of the birds at our location on that day.

On September 19 2020, we found 24 species. Here are photos that I have taken of these species over time:

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Mallard (male)
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Belted Kingfisher (female)
Northern Flicker (male)
Hairy Woodpecker (male)
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Blue Jay
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Robin with worm
Gray Catbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Palm Warbler
Yellow Warbler (female)
House Sparrow (male)
Northern Cardinal (male)
American Goldfinch (male)
Song Sparrow

All kinds of weather are possible.

I will be showing and identifying plants as we walk.

Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
Black Maple (Acer nigrum)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
Sunburst, Candleflame and Mealy Rosette Lichen

Tips for walking.

https://www.verywellfit.com/tips-for-walking-technique-3435093

NATURE POETRY

The chief beauty about time
is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you,
as perfect, as unspoiled,
as if you had never wasted or misapplied
a single moment in all your life.
You can turn over a new leaf every hour
if you choose.                                                         – Arnold Bennett (1867–1931)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “What to Expect in a Fall Nature Walk

  1. Lisa Volkov

    I guess you were bombarded with questions? It certainly can’t be a matter of people being reluctant to sign up! Great pictures, and people look so happy. It sure is enticing!
    See you at the Early Bird Special tomorrow, Saturday at 8:00. Thanks, Miles!

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