Nature Watching in downtown Toronto
(Scarborough, Ontario, Canada)
Nature in the middle of Toronto
Well, I just wanted to share a fairly unknown spot in downtown Toronto that is truly magical.
The place is the park behind "Evergreen Brickworks".
This is truly a magical place, the city disappears when you're down in the old quarry park. I visit there at least 3 times a week to soothe my soul.
To date, I have observed, (very close up): Muskrats, a mating pair of Wood Ducks, two Swans fly in for an hour or so, many, many, many Hawks, a few Turkey Vultures, Cormorants, Purple Martins, as well as a plethora of other song birds, of which I do not know the names.
Oh yes, a small Spotted Woodpecker, a few Egrets, a few Terns, hmm also Rabbits and other small mammals, Turtles, Garter Snakes and many, many more!
I could go on and on about this old restored-to-natural-state brick quarry!
If you are in the Toronto area, I urge you to visit - it is free and open to the public seven days a week and can be reached easily on the TTC from a free shuttle, located just outside Broadview subway station. The shuttle runs every half hour, from 7am to 7pm.
Thank you so much for this great article, that really is a wonderful haven for wildlife!