Naturalist Guided Hike in Southern Ontario Forest | At Nature's Pace: Summer's Ebb Hike 2 4K60FPS
Songbirding StudiosDecember 17, 202303:28:56

Naturalist Guided Hike in Southern Ontario Forest | At Nature's Pace: Summer's Ebb Hike 2 4K60FPS

Backus Woods is one of the only old growth forests left in southern Ontario. Let's take a hike through it and the surrounding sand plain.

Did you find any mistakes I made, or something important or interesting I missed? Leave a comment with a timestamp, I love learning new things!

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Timestamps for segments at the bottom of this description.

Backus Woods:
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๐ŸŽต 'Chasing Daylight' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0.

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๐Ÿ“ฑ Smartphone camera: iPhone 12

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0:00 Intro
2:40 Woodland Sunflower, Wild Carrot / Queen Anneโ€™s Lace
7:20 Big Bluestem
10:00 Common Yellowthroat
14:30 Black Swallowtail, American Groundnut
21:00 Guelder-Rose, Common True Katydid
25:00 Flat-topped Goldenrod, Gray Hairstreak butterfly
29:40 Praying Mantis, Gray Goldenrod
32:10 Round-headed Bush Clover
37:20 Brown-eyed Susans, Flat-topped Goldenrod, Common Yellowthroats
45:10 Red Oak, Maple-leaf Viburnum, Sassafras
52:30 Abandoned Sugar Shack
56:10 Pileated Woodpecker, Dog-day Cicada
59:00 Trail Map, road
1:07:00 Weston Family Trailhead, Great Blue Lobelia
1:21:20 Bird flock & Eastern White Pine
1:27:00 Old Sugar Maple, Spined Micrathena spider
1:38:20 Coral Fungus, ferns, American Pelcinid Wasp
1:45:00 American Hog-Peanut, Northern Spicebush, Blue Jay
1:52:15 Scouring-rush, succession forest
1:57:30 Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker
2:03:30 Purple-flowered Raspberry, Spotted & Pale Touch-me-not
2:12:00 Beech Blight Aphid
2:19:02 Tip-up tree, Shining Clubmoss, Round-lobed Hepactica
2:30:00 Ghost Plant, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Hairy Woodpecker
2:39:20 American Chestnut stump, American Poke
2:50:25 Spotted Touch-me-not, American Elm
3:02:20 Gray Tree Frog, Shagbark Hickory
3:08:25 Exiting the forest
Ontario, Canada, Norfolk County, Backus Woods, hiking, naturalist,