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West Bank Don River / January 2019 (part 2)

The eastern side of the Don River between Don Mills Road and Beechwood Drive has a concrete trail beside it and is much-used by cyclists, joggers, dog walkers and hikers.

The western side however, has only a narrow dirt trail. During the 3 hours that I walked here in January, 2019, I saw 2 joggers, 1 mud-covered cyclist and 1 dog walker.

I started my southbound walk at the place where the West Don River meets the East Don River.

Here is the second part of photos from this walk:

Leaside Bridge
Leaside Bridge
Leaside Bridge
Leaside Bridge

Leaside Bridge
Leaside Bridge
Mountain Bike jumps

These railway tracks are very busy on weekdays but no trains went by during my walk.

Nature photos:

Buckthorn buds (Rhamnus cathartica)
Gold bark of White Mulberry (Morus alba)
distant Common Merganser females
Goldenrod gall with bird drilling
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Mallards
Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Evening-primrose (Oenothera)
Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)

Miles Hearn