I find it amazing that a three and a half foot tall animal which can weigh up to 400 pounds can survive in a busy urban area like Toronto. And yet, they not only survive, they thrive. I have seen many on our street and even one in the backyard.
The wooded area near the Guild Inn is a good place to see them and the afternoon group saw one today.
10 am group:
1 pm group:
The journey continues, and the fluffballs endure…
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
lady i swear by all flowers. – e. e. cummings (1894–1962)
Loved the pic of the Red Bellied Woodpecker. I really like woodpeckers; hiking in forests listening to them was one of my favourite things. I wonder how some of the names are arrived at; for instance the Male ‘House’ Finch.