Plants on Kilometre One of the Bruce Trail: March 2022

The Bruce Trail is 890 kilometres in length. At the rate in which I explore nature while walking, it would take me 890 days to complete the whole thing.

Here is some of what I saw on kilometer 1 at Queenston Heights.

Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus) pods
Norway Spruce cones (Picea abies)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra) acorns
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) fruits
moss
Red Oak leaves
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) fruit
Polypores on Black Cherry
White Oak leaf
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
White Oak (Quercus alba)
elderly Sugar Maple looking like Shagbark Hickory
Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus) pods
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
London Plane (Platanus hybrida)
Grape vine on Oak
White Pine needles (Pinus stobus)
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

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Spanning the winter’s cold gulf with an arch,
Over it, rampant, rides in the wild March.         – Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–94)

Miles Hearn

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