A Monarch Beauty!

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars

Springtime in the Creek

Last Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. We watched 5 trout come in from the lake in Walkers Creek.  What a great viewing spot on the pedestrian bridge in Cherie Rd Park.  In the deep area they were jumping out of the water and flapping their tales, then one turned on its side and wiggled up the shallow pebbly area and went under the bridge.  Now that’s worth coming out early for!  By late afternoon they had made their way almost to Cindy Drive.  On Thursday they were seen in the middle of Cindy Park hanging out with other smaller fish that included the red sucker fish.  Ther is so much  going on at this time of the year.  I hope you take some time out of your busy life to watch nature at its best!

First Leisure Walk for 2014

Put on your walking shoes and join me!  You are invited to take a leisurely stroll through Walkers Creek Park South.  We will have some time to talk about the creek which is part of the Niagara Escarpment watershed and the restoration completed a couple of years ago.  We might be lucky and see a trout making its way upstream to spawn or the red sucker fish that hangs out by the pedestrian bridge.  The creek banks are bursting with native flowers and shrubs.  We will have a close up view of the rare Carolinean Cucumber Tree which might still be in bloom!  There are many more native trees that have been “tagged” with both their common and Latin names.  Meet me at Walkers Creek on Parnell Road (between Vine Street and Niagara Street).  This walk is “weather permitting”.  Hope to see you tomorrow, Thursday, May 15th at 10 a.m.

Did You Know – We Are On Facebook!

Hey Facebook users. Did you know we have been on Facebook for almost a year? Become our friend on Facebook and find out what is happening along the trail. Take a little time to add information about your area of the trail/park……whether sighting a rare bird, native plant, fish in the creek, fallen trees or branches, let us know. Check out the pictures that will be added and information about impromptu walks in different areas of the trail and find out where we are working along Walkers Creek during the year.