The diversity of wildlife that lives in the city of Toronto is surprising. Take Marie Curtis park, for example. (Lakeshore and Browns Line) Mom visits this park almost every day and sees the most amazing wildlife. This area was devastated by the flood waters of Hurricane Hazel in 1954, and subsequently was acquired by the city as a marsh habitat and park. (what a concept: don't let people build on the flood plain)
Mom emailed me to list all the wildlife sightings in recent memory:
- Most recently a family of 3 beavers. They devasted some trees in the park. Big ones too. At least tem of them are down. Now there are wire cages around the trees close to the creek
- A night heron - this year he is staying the winter.
- A big blue heron at migration time
- pileated woodpecker
- blue jays
- Swans all year round
- Squirrels: Black ones, grey ones and a rare red pine squirrel.