Here is another suggestion to safely wander the many very nice spaces tucked away in corners of our city.
Beaver Woodland is tucked behind some very impressive sports fields, at David Hamilton Park. This trail is a nice contrast.
It is very accessible with a wide flat asphalt path.
There are signs describing the restoration and dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer. You’ll notice many new trees planted but there is still an impressive diversity of plants.
There are maples, oaks, willow, birch, basswood, sumac, pine, spruce and probably others.
Fall flowers are seen now. We’ll need to check in to see which spring and summer plants emerge.
Although just the rose hips are there now, in the summer we can stop and smell the roses.
The colours are awesome now.
You’ll see birds, of course.
Keep an eye out for other creatures.
Much of the path is line with old cut logs. Look closely. There appears to be a secret code!!
There are not benches but a few strategically place rocks, to stop and tie your shoes.
Old stumps are interesting to look at.
Does this bent tree look like a man leaning over to get a drink of water from a fountain?
There is access to this woodland from 16th Ave near the fire station and another on West Beaver Creek.
You’ll need to look closely for the real Beaver Creek. No signs of a beaver, though.
It is not a really long path but the intention should not be to traverse a distance but an opportunity to see what there is to see.