Creek running through the Carden Alvar
Yesterday my husband and I visited the Carden Alvar, a globally rare habitat for wildlife east of Lake Simcoe and about an hour northeast of where we live. An alvar is limestone or dolomite plain covered by a thin layer of soil. We like to visit the area a few times a year to checkout what's happening there.
Muskrat out and about
What we discovered was lots of water. It's often marshy there in spring...
Fenceline along private property
and areas that are normally dry most of the year were mushy. The properties are a mixture of private ranches (beef cattle) and land gradually being purchased to eventually become a provincial park.
Marsh grasses have emerged
Here you can see last year's grass is giving way to this year's.
Last year's oriole nest
The trees were in bud and will soon leaf out.
And one of my favourite wildflowers was in boom.
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