Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wild in the City

As my work is shut down over the christmas break, I've been doing various trips to different parts of the GTA.
At each, its suprising how much of our city world is still full of nature.

I took in the sunset at Lassale Park in Hamilton.

What interesting is that its a Burlington park, in the limits of the City of Hamilton! Owned by Hamilton, its leased to Burlington, who is responsible for its operation.

Its a very popular hang out for Trumpeter Swans, who are slowly coming back after near extinction, thanks to the work of the Wye Marsh.

I also checked out High Park in Toronto, where the wildlife ranges from Bison at the zoo,

to well behaved dogs at the leash free park!

I'm not sure how people get the impression that a Doberman Pinscher is a scarry dog, cause this one looks very friendly!

The Humber Arboretum is also a great place to go to, as its full of birds, such as this Chickadee flying away with a peanut (and knocking the rest into the air!)

and the female Cardinal.

Once you get deeper into the area, you can even find yourself face to face with the wild deer which travel through the valley system.

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