Some Plants in a Pickering Woodlot: July 2022

My intention this morning was to visit Rouge Hills and walk along the Little Rouge Creek to photograph plants.

Improvements are being made to this previously sometimes muddy parking lot so there is now no parking for walkers to wish to hike on the Mast, Orchard or Vista Trails.

Instead, I drove east and found a spot with many wildflowers.

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)
Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
Turk’s-cap Lily (Lilium superbum)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)
Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Rough Cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Goldenrod gall
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Enchanter’s-nightshade ( Circaea canadensis)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolia)
Common Burdock (Arctium minus)
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Some birds:

House Wren
House Wren
Eastern Wood Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
Song Sparrow

NATURE POETRY

Very good in the grass to lie
And see the network ‘gainst the sky,
A living lace of blue and green,
And boughs that let the gold between.     – Katharine Tynan Hinkson (1861–1931)

Miles Hearn

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