A Walk Near Pottery Road: December 2021

There is a wonderful circular walk that I have taken many, many times. It starts at the corner of Broadview Avenue and Pottery Road.

Then a slow walk down the hill

which has some magnificent views:

Eventually you meet the Don River and continue along its eastern bank.

ice on bridge railing

Other views:

Red-tailed Hawk

MYSTERY PLANTS I will identify them at the end of the post.

Other botany from today’s walk:

Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Apple (Malus)
Queen Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Big Bluestem grass (also called Turkeyfoot grass)

MYSTERY PLANTS

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

NATURE POETRY

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?         – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), 1904–91 

Miles Hearn

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