Some Don Valley Plants / 1st Day of Summer: Part 1

It is a wonderful thought: twelve weeks or more of warm and glorious days are ahead of us.

I took my camera into the Don Valley and found these:

Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Staghorn Sumac male flowers
Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
White Avens (Geum canadense)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Crown Vetch (Securigera varia)
Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata)
Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Goat’s beard (Tragopogon)
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)
White Campion (Silene latifolia)
White Campion (Silene latifolia)
Downy Chess (Bromus tectorum)
Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
False Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
Rough Cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Elecampane (Inula helenium)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Goat’s beard (Tragopogon)


Do you think this is a real seal or is this video photo-shopped??????????  could a seal DO all this?  It really bothers me,what do You think???

Of course in my heart I want it to be ‘real’.


Little fly,
Thy summer’s play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away. – William Blake

Miles Hearn

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