Friday, April 24, 2020 Dale and Nina Ingrey
I know we cannot hold our regular WRN outings during this time, however we can still get out by ourselves to see signs of spring and life returning to the land. Here’s a sampling of spring wildflowers popping up through the leaf litter in the Townline Regional Forest northwest of Waterloo – Spring Beauty, Trout Lily, Bloodroot, Blue Cohosh, Dutchman’s Breeches and the Scarlet Cup Mushroom. Townline, on Cedar Grove Road just west of the Wilmot Line, is a small eight hectare mixed conifer and deciduous forest with a stream bisecting it. There is a narrow, somewhat hilly but easily navigable trail covering a good portion of the property that takes you around the forest and back to Cedar Grove Road. Fortunately, although GRCA properties are closed for now, our regional forests are still open as long as we practise physical distancing.