Bob and I were visiting the Arboretum at The Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, taking advantage of some fantastic warm spring weather. In a muddy patch at the edge of the Marsh Trail, we spotted Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) plants…lots of them, in fact.poking up through the dead and decaying leaf matter. (N.B. THIS SPECIES HAS NOT YET BEEN FOUND IN PTBO CTY AS FAR AS I KNOW. D.M.)

Location: Cootes Paradise, HAMILTON
Observer: Jean and Bob Hilscher at “Frame by Frame” nature blog

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.