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article imagePhoto Essay: Nature in the City - Toronto's nature, wildlife Special

By Andrew Moran     Jul 17, 2011 in Environment
Toronto - As the sun shines and the temperatures soar in the city during the dog days of summer, the wildlife comes out to explore and becomes a pleasant sight for Torontonians. All over the city, human beings are meeting ducks, birds, geese and pigeons.
“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” – E.E. Cummings
With the city of Toronto experiencing 40-degree (104 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures and complete sunshine for the last week or so – The Weather Network is reporting sunshine for the next two weeks – it was about time to walk around the city, both uptown and downtown, to get a glimpse of what Toronto has to offer in terms of nature.
Although an urban centre cannot offer a natural experience like rural communities can, there is still some charming areas to see the birds, the ducks, the geese and others – pigeons you can see absolutely anywhere in the city.
From North York’s beautiful trees at the York Cemetery to the Harbourfront area to Ontario Place’s small but pleasant pond area, it is excellent to get in touch with nature (unless it’s a conflict).
As the summer is midway through and autumn is around the corner and we become hermits idling inside our homes, now is one of the best times to roam around the concrete jungle to observe some wildlife.
(View the video for more photographs.)
Mute Swan at Harbourfront
Mute Swan at Harbourfront
File photo: Flowers at North York Cemetery
File photo: Flowers at North York Cemetery
A pigeon wanting some more bread
A pigeon wanting some more bread
Canadian Geese
Canadian Geese
Canadian Geese
Canadian Geese
Canadian Geese
Canadian Geese
Canadian Geese
Canadian Geese
A duck cleaning itself.
A duck cleaning itself.
A bird sitting on a branch
A bird sitting on a branch
A trio of ducks enjoying the sun.
A trio of ducks enjoying the sun.
A duck with its eyes closed.
A duck with its eyes closed.
A duck just relaxing.
A duck just relaxing.
A family of ducks.
A family of ducks.
A duck contemplating his own existence and the meaning of life.
A duck contemplating his own existence and the meaning of life.
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