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

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