Photos by BarrytheBirder
It was wet and chilly around Cold Creek Conservation Area today but I considered myself lucky to see and hear Bluebirds, Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Ruffed Grouse and Great Crested Flycatcher. Not only is Cold Creek a great place to watch birds, but its amenities keep getting better. It is open Mondays to Saturdays now, from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. The Township of King has made huge strides forward in returning Cold Creek to its former glory days of 20 and 30 years ago.
One of the blessings of this spring's unusual weather has been the incredible blossoming of wild trees and shrubs in King Township, including Cold Creek Conservation Area. In the photo above (taken June 7th) lane-ways and hillsides at Cold Creek are laden in large white Black Locust blooms that look like a covering of snow, from a distance. The sound of birds here is wonderful. Below, Gareth Hussey works at one of the gardening chores he has at Cold Creek.
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