Of berries, crab-apples and cat-tails

The ravine is now starting to look quite autumnal. There are still some bright colours to be observed, though.

The bright red berries of the cock-spur hawthorn stand out well against the blue sky on a November day. I learned about this native tree from John Routh on our tree walk.

The yellow crab-apples make a nice contrast behind the hawthorn berries. They are surprisingly sweet and tasty (I am eating one as I write).

Below the Bathurst St bridge, the cat-tails are starting to look all fluffy as they begin to die down and make way for next spring’s new crop. We would like to persuade the city to put up an informative sign about these wetlands, similar to the two in the Nordheimer Ravine to the south.

John Cummings

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