Slide show of still pictures taken today
"Homer Watson Park offers a wonderful experience for the novice or the enthusiastic naturalist of any age. The park is rich in flora and fauna. Spring ephemerals such as Spring Beauty, White Trout Lily, Blood Root, Hepatica, etc., are abundant. Join Neil at his neighbourhood park, a special natural area, for an all morning walk on Saturday or an afternoon hike on Sunday. Wear sturdy footwear for the varied terrain. Binoculars and cameras are recommended..."
I have walked many trails in our region, but have never joined a guided group before today. Cheryl D., who comments regularly on this blog, invited me to join her for a hike sponsored by the Kitchener-Waterloo Field Naturalists. Neil Taylor, a retired teacher and enthusiastic nature lover who lives nearby led the group. I still have to go through my pictures to label them before I forget all I learned today. But for the benefit of any in the group who may stop by here, I have put a slide show together of some of my photographs. I believe my knowledge of spring wildflowers increased about 500% today! I will be posting individual edited pictures on my Flickr site. We also saw a number of birds including a couple of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, a Great Crested Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Pine Warbler (heard), Great Blue Heron, as well as the usual suspects. One is never too old to benefit from a good teacher. Thanks Neil!