Monthly Archives: May 2010

Phragmites (the common reed) in Woodbine Park: Phriend or phoe?

Common reeds, Phragmites australis, by the fountain in the reflecting pond at Woodbine Park May 30, 2010. © BCP 2010 Is it my imagination, or do the reed beds in Woodbine Park keep getting bigger? At first, I was a huge fan of these reeds. (If my research powers are intact since my recent European […]

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Tweet, tweet: Bird festival in Tommy Thompson Park

A great horned owl, (Bubo virginianus), poses with a conservation worker for photographers at the Spit May 8. © BCP 2010 Do we live in a great city, or what? Last weekend, for those of who love to be connected to the natural world, there was the brilliant Paddle the Don. This weekend, a bird […]

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Paddle the Don 2010 another super success!

Participants get ready to put their canoes and kayaks into the river, Sunday, May 2, 2010.             © BCP 2010 Could there be any better way to experience the blessings of Ma Nature in our big city than paddling the Don River? I doubt it. This was my first ever […]

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Trilliums in Earl Bales Park

One of the last remaining trilliums (Trillium grandiflorum) in bloom in Earl Bales Park Friday, April 30, 2010. © BCP 2010 Trilliums in Toronto? I had no idea! I had never been to Earl Bales Park (on Bathurst St., north of Wilson Ave.) until last weekend. (So many wonderful parks to explore, so little time.) […]

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