Sunday, September 23, 2007
cootes nature hike
Ward One city councillor Brian McHattie (in red, gesturing at left) leads a group on a CAR FREE COOTES hike in Cootes Paradise today. Participants learned to identify at least five trees in the Carolinian forest, as well as many smaller plants (like woodland goldenrod and poison ivy) and see something that Brian said hasn't been seen since 1956 - parts of the marsh dry from lack of water exposing the bottom of the marsh.
This is the fourth annual hike in Cootes that Brian has led for us, and each time I learn something new.