Millennium Trail Near Picton: Late June 2022

Beginning in 1879, Prince Edward County Railway served 10 stops from Picton to Trenton. The County purchased the original PECR line in 1997 and began transforming it into a multi-purpose trail. The Millennium Trail is a 46-km multi-use trail perfect for hiking, biking or even horseback riding. 

I took these photos while on a walk just west of Picton

Some botany:

Pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)
Apple (Malus)
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Timothy (Phleum pratense)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta)
Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
White Sweet-clover (Melilotus alba)
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)
Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Quack Grass (Elymus repens)
White Campion (Silene latifolia)
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

Some birds:

Song Sparrow
Mourning Dove
Great Crested Flycatcher
Ring-billed Gulls not frightened by plastic owl
Vesper Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Indigo Bunting (male)


Cut thistles in May,
They grow in a day.
Cut them in June,
That is too soon.
Cut in July,
Then they will die.     – Proverb

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Millennium Trail Near Picton: Late June 2022

  1. Jon Gee

    I rode the Millennium Trail last July from Brighton to Pictor. It’s a scenic and fairly flat ride. It passes a number of wetlands and Lake Ontario embayments and I saw quite a variety of birds along the way. The boardwalk trail in Presqu’ile Provincial Park was also a good spot for birds.

    Enjoy your blog and especially your photographs.


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