It's the Trilliums we all look forward to here in Ontario, but they're actually among the last of the spring wildflowers to bloom here. I doubt they'll be putting on their best display yet, but the way the weather is looking they may well be very soon. Go out in a week or two and you'll see lots of them, as long as you know the right place to go!
Friday, May 13, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022
If there's a time of year when I miss being able to get out in the woods, it's the month of May. This is the month when the 'spring ephemerals' bloom, those beautiful wildflowers that take advantage of about three weeks when it's warm enough for them to grow but the tree leaves aren't out yet. Lots of light can get to the forest floor and these plants love it!
Saturday, May 7, 2022
I'm glad to report that our resident fox is back. Mrs. F.G. has spotted it more than once and this morning I saw it, first only partly visible below a rise, and then trotting across the golf course. We're hoping it will keep the destructive little rabbits in check! One is repeatedly trying to dig under our shed.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
The other day it was warm enough that I bundled up and headed out for a ride here in town. I went down Nelson St. West, a street I almost gave up on last year because of the 'alligator pavement' which gave me too much discomfort. This year it wasn't bothering me so much, for whatever reason, so maybe I'll be able to ride down here more often. Maybe I'm just learning to tune it out.
Sunday, May 1, 2022
To finish off our Sunday afternoon drive we continued our search for Spring Peepers, Skunk Cabbage and Sandhill Cranes a little further west and south. We drove up the long Epping hill, straight ahead (past the spot where I was stopped during a pot bust a few years ago), to the 7th Line. Then left two concessions and further west on the 13th Sideroad.
Friday, April 29, 2022
We were down in the swamp when I left you, listening unsuccessfully for frogs calling. But there were several other things that caught my attention. We drove across the narrow bridge and turned at the corner. This is a popular put-in spot for canoeists, in the middle of a canoe route through the swamp, and the parking spots off the road were full - in April!
A nice view of the swamp we were leaving behind.