Sibbald Point Park: January 2022

The last time I visited Sibbald Point Park was on March 19, 2020 just after the pandemic began. The park gates were closed and I had to walk in.

The highlight that day was this Barred Owl:

Barred Owl with watching Blue Jay

This morning I was able to drive in but had no luck refinding the owl.

ice crystals

Some botany:

White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Mapledust Lichen
White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Pileated Woodpecker drilling
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
bark on Red Ash killed by Ash Borers
Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)
Yellow Birch (Betula allegheniensis)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
Marginal Fern
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
dead American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)
Crown Gall on White Ash
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Lake Simcoe views:

lake Simcoe ice

NATURE POETRY

All day the clouds
Grow cold and fall,
And soft the white fleece shrouds
Field, hill and wall.                             – Charles Bertram Johnson (b. 1880)

Miles Hearn

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