Category Archives: Tommy Thompson Park

Looking west to the Leslie St. Spit from Ashbridge’s

The lush foliage of Tommy Thompson Park (the Leslie St. Spit) is seen from Ashbridge’s Bay this week. © BCP 2010 Hurray! With some of the oppressive heat and humidity now gone from our air, there seems to be less haze over our city. Better breathing — important for everyone; better pictures — a blessing […]

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Hot, hazy, heavy, humid — perfect weather to see snails

A banded wood snail (Cepaea nemorialis) finds a comfy home on the flat flower head of Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) in Tommy Thompson Park on Monday.  © BCP 2010 I recently discovered a charming website called that asks the simple yet profound question “What is nature writing?” Then the site’s author, a gentleman […]

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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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