This afternoon, I walked the Trans-Canada Trail between Jackson Park and Lily Lake. I was surprised by the amount of frost damage. Worst hit were the Virginia Creeper, Wild Grape, Sensitive Fern, Hay-scented Fern and ash trees. Many of these species showed quite a bit of dead foliage and, in some cases, dead flowers. The temperature early Saturday morning was almost -3 C, according to Environment Canada.
On a more positive note, among the species in bloom right now – almost all with white blossoms- are hawthorns, dogwoods, American Bittersweet, Tartarian Honeysuckle (pink), Canada Anemone, Nannyberry and Black Cherry.