Walk at the Western Bluffs: July 2022

Just east of the foot of Birchmount Avenue, there is a street called Glen Everest Road. Leading south from here is a steep paved road for construction vehicles. This takes you to the shores of Lake Ontario and you can walk in either direction along the lake.

With so many wildflowers and other plants about, I took some time to get a few close-ups:

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)
Crack Willow (Salix fragilis)
Willow Pine Cone Gall
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Evening Primrose (Oenothera)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Tansy (Tanecetum vulgare)
Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatis)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Crown Vetch (Securigera varia)
Barber-pole Bulrush (Scirpus microcarpus)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Missouri Willow (Salix eriocephala)
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)
Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)
Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana)

Some birds:

Double-crested Cormorants
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Gray Catbird
Ring-billed Gulls
Carolina Wren
Ring-billed Gull
Song Sparrow


The waves are dashing on the shore,

With wild, glad joy, I stand and view them:

As they break with sullen roar. – Thomas Young

Miles Hearn

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