Sunday, September 27, 2009

flyin' down the rail trail


The Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail is at it's best as it passes through Dundas Valley. Take a side trail into the woods and down to the forest streams curving their way toward the Great Lake Ontario. See dog-walkers, joggers, walkers, cyclists, families, couples, soloists, plus a wide array of birds, and forest dwellers like deer, chipmunks, snakes, and if you are lucky, a red fox.
This healthy highway for non-motorized traffic is a wonderful gift to all, commuters, excercisers, and wanderers alike.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

bursting with life

Dundas Valley is just amazing for the abundance of wildflowers, flowers that are now getting ready to cast out their seeds for another generation of plants. Not being a naturalist, sitting on a bench beside the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail, I could catalogue several species of plants and species who depend on the plants, all thriving as the human parade passed by on foot and on bicycles.
I encourage you to get out and see this transition, and I think next time I will bring my plant field-guide along.
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