In sixteen years of leading these walks, I have found that the wildflower which people are most excited about seeing is the trillium. The White Trillium has been the provincial flower of Ontario since 1937.
May is the best month to see them and we had many today in the area near Wilket Creek.
White Trillium prefers moist to rather dry deciduous forest and often forms large colonies in rich beech-maple forests like the one near the Sunnybrook playing fields.
Red Trillium can occasionally be found growing with white.
A nice, unexpected guest in my garden the past few weeks. My bugs must be delicious!
A Brown Thrasher
That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture! – Robert Browning