Its that time of year again, when the air is a little fresher, crisper and humidity is a bad dream of the past. Where a world of green is being slowly but surely transformed into a myriad of yellows, browns and reds. Okay, okay I'm being a little dramatic, but autumn is soon upon us and you can see it in its abundance in our parks and trails. There's no need to travel up north (although I wouldn't turn down the opportunity) there is still beauty here in southwestern Ontario. In Humber West Trail park trail, you'll see the parks and trails are being put to good use.
A few signs going up warning parksters not to touch the "poisonous parsnip" plants. Most of the plants are dead already. There is so much confusion with this plant. Cow parsnip has a few species. The tall flowering plant is either poisonous or not. The water parsnip -- not. The water hemlock is highly poisonous. I just decided that I am not going near parsnip, period. I suggest you do the same. I couldn't stop taking pictures today because everything looked so pretty, so I am just overloading this post with too many photos! The trail #15 North will ultimately take you as far north as Steeles avenue along the Humber Trail.
Quick action and sharp eye prevented this little guy being a twin