Notes From Junior Naturalists Event On April 13th

Thanks to everyone who joined at James Gardens, for a beautiful hike south through Lambton Woods and across the Humber River swollen with spring run-off. It was warm enough for the Eastern Plasterer Bee to be out foraging on snowdrops and catkins, and swarming around their nest holes in the sandy Hydro cut. We saw several other insects–butterfly, drone fly and woolly bear. There were many Skunk cabbages pushing up through the marshy ground, and Trout lilies coming up through the bright green mosses.

Thanks to Monica for a mini-history of the Humber, and leading us in a food chains game. Anne passed around mosses and helped us see some distinguishing characteristics.

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The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.