19th September: Marilyn MacKellar and Glynn Richardson of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club led another of their plant identification walks last Sunday 16th September. This was a combined group of BT and Friends of Cedarvale members. Marilyn can be seen talking to the group in the photo below (thanks to Glynn for the photos; I was not able to be there):
There were 24 people at the start of the hike, fewer at the end. As usual, the group proceeded slowly, identifying plants along the way. Marilyn said the group asked a lot of questions, most of which she and Glynn were able to answer. This is a non-native invasive plant that is more prevalent than we would like in the park:
It is the rather pretty flower of common burdock (arctium minus). The plant in the next photo looks like a cobweb. It is your puzzle for the week. If anyone can identify it, let me know:
Many thanks to Marilyn and Glynn for organizing this hike. They plan another one next spring. Marilyn says that someone left with one of her books. If that is you, please contact me and I will arrange to return the book to her.
Our next event is a tree planting at 10 am on Saturday 22nd September. It will be on the slope at the south end of the dog park. Parking is available in the Phil White Arena parking lot, or on Strathearn Rd or Heathdale/Humewood entrance. Hope to see some of you there!