Each season I document the Landscapes of Canada Gardens, on the west side of the property at the Canadian Museum of Nature. In late June I came by to do so, and the blossoms of this tree caught my eye.
Sunday, July 3, 2022
A Summer Day In The Canadian Gardens
The Gardens are organized by four distinct ecosystems, featuring plants, grasses, flowers, bushes, and trees from those ecosystems. It starts out with Boreal Forest, which covers a vast swath of the country, and which features everything from large conifer trees to small low lying plants. Some of them are found here.
Along the inner ring of the path, information plates are set up.
Prairie Grassland is the next, and the various grasses and flowers of that western landscape grow well here.
The path is straddled by an iceberg sculpture by the late Canadian artist and inventor Bill Lishman.
Taken from the sidewalk, this features the next ecosystem. Among the rocks on this side of the path are plants found in the Arctic Tundra.
Back to the path proper. All of that yellow in the Prairie Grassland caught my eye.
More of the information plates, one for Arctic Tundra and one for Mammoth Steppe.
Plants that were around in the time of the mammoths and are still around today grow well around a set of statues of a mammoth family. In the background, the Queens Lantern contains a model of the Moon.
Over at the east end of the property, this statue pair features a mother and baby dinosaur of the chasmosaurus irvinensis species.