Deer and Fawn seen at cold Creek on June 1, 2017
photo by Geoff Simpson
|1||Chickadee||29||Tree Swallow, Wasps|
|3||Chickadee, 3 unhatched eggs||31||Grass only, unused|
|4||Chickadee, 1 unhatched egg||32||House Wren|
|5||Chickadee||33||House Wren, Wasps|
|6||Tree Swallow||34||House Wren|
|7||House Wren unused||35||Bluebird unsuccessful|
|8||House Wren||36||Tree Swallow|
|9||House Wren on Tree Swallow, Wasps||37||House Wren, 1 dead chick|
|10||Blue Bird||38||House Wren, 1 dead chick|
|11||Blue Bird||39||Bluebird & Wasps|
|12||Bluebird, 1 egg shell||40||Tree Swallow|
|13||House Wren||41||Tree Swallow|
|14||empty, grass in bottom||42||House Wren & Wasps|
|15||House Wren on Bluebird||43||Bluebird – 1 unhatched egg|
|16||House Wren||44||House Wren & Wasps|
|17||Tree Swallow many feathers||45||House Wren & Wasps|
|18||House Wren||46||Tree Swallow|
|19||House Wren & Wasps||47||House Wren|
|20||House Wren & Wasps||48||Bluebird|
|21||House Wren & Wasps||49||House Wren on Bluebird|
|22||House Wren & Wasps||50||House Wren, unlined, Wasps|
|23||Tree Swallow & Wasps||51||Tree Swallow|
|24||Empty Monitor||52||new 2013|
|25||Tree Swallow, 1 dead adult||53||new 2013|
|26||Unused House Wren on Bluebird, Wasps||54||new 2013|
|27||House Wren & Wasps||55||new 2013|
|28||Unused House Wren on Tree Swallow, Wasps|
The Cold Creek Stewardship is pleased to release its newly published 56-page Interpretive Guide for the benefit of visitors and the public at large.
The guide has been years in the making and has grown from early initiatives to provide information signage along the 6.5 km Cold Creek trail. The Guide begins with a hiker’s code for the preservation of the natural landscape and protection of wildlife, and includes a brief history of the site back to the original settlers, describes the natural items of interest along the trail, identifies common animal tracks, describes the Oak Ridges Moraine upon which it sits, lists birds observed in Cold Creek, reports on forest composition and growth, and explains the control the cold water of the creek has on the valley microclimate in the conifer swamp.
Cold Creek is composed of many different habitats that attract over 100 species of birds and many mammals common to the region. The showpiece boardwalk wanders among multiple springs that form Cold Creek’s source, all deep in the conifer valley of Balsam Fir, Cedar , remnant Black Spruce and tiny bog plants.
Sponsorship for the production of the guide was generously provided by TD Friends of the Environment, the Evergreen Foundation/Walmart, and the OntarioTrillium Foundation.
Cold Creek Conservation Area is owned by Toronto and Region Conservation and is operated and managed by the Township of King, Parks Recreation and Culture department – our partners in the restoration and preservation of Cold Creek.
Copies of the guide are available through select shops, and from the Stewardship. If you would like a copy please send a cheque to our treasurer (Payable to "Cold Creek Stewardship) for $12 ($10 for the guide; $2 postage) with your name and address and a copy will be mailed to you.
Ron Deptuck – Treasurer
112 Tyson Drive
Holland Landing, Ontario L9N 1B2
Cold Creek is a magical place that will be preserved for future generations by those who protect it now.
At this time of year, the many beautiful ephemeral Ontario wildflowers are springing up to our delight. Here are a few that you might see along your walks through Cold Creek Conservation Area:
|Cut-leaved Toothwort||Early Meadow Rue|
|Wood Fern||Purple Violet|
|Red Trillium||White Trillium|