Deer in Thomson Park: Sept. 30, 2022

A week ago, I posted that it was amazing that foxes can co-exist with us in urban environments. Red Foxes weigh 10 – 15 pounds. This morning, we saw three Whitetail Deer crossing Highland Creek.


Whitetails weigh between 75 and 400 pounds and are not an uncommon sight in Toronto.

I have seen them on our street and in my backyard.

White-tailed Deer
Whitetail Deer
Whitetail Deer (male)

Some birds:

American Goldfinch
Turkey Vulture
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow (female)
Mourning Doves
House Sparrow (female)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)
House Sparrow (male)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Some botany:

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Arrow-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum)
Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)
Sanicle Snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)
Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)

Area around St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Cemetery:

“the Lord will provide”
Sexton’s House
Sexton’s House

Today’s group:


September strews the woodlot o’er
With many a brilliant colour;
The world is brighter than before,
Why should our hearts be duller?   – Thomas W. Parsons (1819–1892)

Miles Hearn

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