Susan's Birding and Nature Blog

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Hyde Park Rail Trail

August 14, 2017 - Hyde Park Rail Trail - Stanton Drain Stormwater pond constructed in 2013.

I was looking for butterflies but not many around.  I saw one Monarch, some Cabbage Whites and small yellow butterflies (I think Sulphurs).  


Clouded Sulphur

American Goldfinch

Widow Skimmer

This was a CN railway line paved.  The open trail is lined with long grasses and  wild flowers.  There are many insects and birds.  I saw American Goldfinches, Song Sparrows, Mallards, Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, Mourning Doves, Ring-billed Gulls (2) and Grackles.  There is mixed habitat with meadows, farmland, woods and some wet areas.     

Part of Trail looking south

Part of Trail looking north

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Walk in Woodland

Friday, August 11, 2017

I went for a little walk in Woodland Cemetery in London, Ontario. Woodland is a very old cemetery dating back to 1879 along the banks of the Thames River.  It's around 100 acres of beautiful and tranquil landscape.  I always see White-tailed deer there.  

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer