Sunday, April 29, 2012
"Asylum by the Lake"
Here is a photograph from the website showing the ornate stone bridge that used to span the now buried Jackson Creek that met the lake at Rotary Park. Remnants of the bridge can still be seen on the roadway between the two swales that were once wetlands on the creek.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Some random notes of interest from a recent Lakeshore Grounds Coordinating Committee meeting
- Parks, Forestry and Recreation – Storage unit for aussie rules football going in on a newly placed gravel pad; will be moving staff into powerhouse this summer; maintenance staff will open and close washrooms on daily basis during summer months.
- CCFEW Nature Program at Humber Arboretum happening this spring with three schools signed up; CCFEW will subsidize students: $5/person for first 5 schools that sign up.
- Lakeshore Yacht Club Twice annual closings of walkway; boat launch: Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28; stepping Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5
- Councilor Grimes’ Office Morrison Street entrance: Councilor Grimes wanted it as part of parkland but it didn’t work out; it will be improved and still used for community access to park.
The Ontario Field Ornithologists operates an electronic mailing listserv called ONTBIRDS that notifies birders of interesting Ontario sightings. The posting from Wayne Renaud, a local birder, shown above gives details about birds recently seen in Sam Smith Park. ONTBIRDS is a good way to keep on top of what's being seen in our park as migration begins to accelerate as well as keep up with other interesting Ontario sightings. On average, there are about 6 - 8 postings a day and Sam Smith Park is frequently one of them. Wayne is a regular reporter of Sam Smith birds during migration.
To subscribe, you need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subscribe in the subject header. You will have to confirm any changes you make by replying to an acknowledging email. Unsubscribing is very easy to do.
If you are a knowledgeable birder, you may even want to post sightings yourself.