A Walk Near Pottery Road Continued: December 2021

Once you have reached the bottom of the Pottery Road hill, it is time to follow the Don River eastern bank all the way to the bottom of the Beechwood Hill.

Squirrel nest
Red-tailed Hawk

After climbing this hill, you turn right onto O’Connor Blvd and then head south on Broadview Ave. to complete the circular walk at Pottery Road.

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

Some botany from today’s walk:

Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Linden (Tilia cordata)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Black Maple (Acer nigrum)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
White Spruce (Picea glauca)

MYSTERY PLANTS

Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

MAILBOX

A rare sea eagle was spotted in Massachusetts, more than 5,000 miles away from its home – CBS News

NATURE POETRY

How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen?
What old December’s bareness every where!          – William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

Miles Hearn

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