Posts Tagged “wild flower”
My home, Kitimat, BC has had a taste of “rewilding.” District employees were on strike from February 28, 2015 until today, June 12, which meant the grass in the parks, verges and byways has been growing wild since the spring thaw.
The grass, blowing in the wind, creates beautiful, impressionistic patterns….and have become (until the grass is mowed in the coming days) a haven for birds and wildlife.
In the last blog, I mentioned that a friend and I went to have a relaxing day at Humber Bay West park in the west end of Toronto.
The most interesting moments were late in the afternoon. Sitting quietly at a picnic table, I noticed a groundhog stick a nose out of the long grass. Kept very quiet, except of course, of the click of the camera mirror. Turns out there was a family of three groundhogs nibbling away at the grass.
After about half an hour, one groundhog was just about a metre from the table, munching on a leaf.
A groundhog sticks a nose out from a grassy trail .
A groundhog munches on a juicy leaf.
A red-winged blackbird in a tree at Humber Bay Park
A red-winged black bird in the clover.
Another bird in the grass at Humber Bay Park.(Not sure which bird, let me know in the comments)
The setting sun shines through the wild flowers at Humber Bay West Park.