Carrots, Parsley, Parsnip, Onions, Grapes and Shorebirds: July 25, 2022

As I was showing plants to the group this morning at Lambton Wood, I began to feel as if I were in the produce aisle at the supermarket.

Carrots (Queen Anne’s Lace)

Queen Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)

Hedge Parsley

Hedge Parsley (Torilis japonica)

Parsnip

Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Cucumber (This one is not a real cucumber)

Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Cabbage (not a real cabbage)

Skunk-cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

Ginger (wild version)

Wild-ginger (Asarum canadense)

Grapes

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Apple

Apple (Malus)

I asked an expert about this plant which was by the Humber:

His reply: Definitely in the onion family. I’d guess garlic of some sort

Other botany:

Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)
Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
Canada Wild Rye (Elymus canadensis)
Japanese Beetle on Willow
Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)
White Spruce (Picea glauca)

At this time of year, there are many Killdeer and Spotted Sandpipers by the Humber River:

Killdeer
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper (juvenile)
Spotted Sandpiper (juvenile)
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpipers (juvenile)


Other birds:

Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
American Black Duck
Purple Martins
Northern Cardinal (male)
American Black Duck

River scenes:

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY

Beyond me in the fields the sun
Soaks in the grass and hath his will;
I count the marguerites one by one;
Even the buttercups are still.                Archibald Lampman (1861–99)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Carrots, Parsley, Parsnip, Onions, Grapes and Shorebirds: July 25, 2022

  1. Wendy Trueman

    Love your “produce aisle,” Miles. And I guess the juvenile Sandpiper hasn’t earned his “spots” yet. 😉

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