June 11, 2021

Don Valley Nature Walk

This morning I walked around the Don Valley here in Toronto with my sister. It was a beautiful day, clear sky and about 68 degrees F (20C). Usually I would go for a run or a bike ride in the valley so I wouldn't really get the chance to look around at the different species and biodiversity down there so it was really interesting. We went out with the goal of finding fungi in mind so it was exciting to be able to find a bunch of them. I wasn't expecting to find many since I'd never seen them before in the valley. We had to go a bit deeper and off the main path to find the big fungi and clusters of little fungi but they were relatively easy to spot. They were mostly in the crevices and on the bases of trees. The smaller mushrooms grew in little clusters and the bigger ones in groups of about two to four or five. Most of the trees were covered in some type of moss and lichen. Since we went out in the morning the paths were quite empty, only a few bikers and runners out. We also saw some ducks and some frogs near the Don River. It was really nice to take time to observe the nature that I would usually just run by!

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