A few thousand years ago as the last age was melting, what is now Montreal was mostly at the bottom of a huge sea. Gradually the water levels fell and islands appeared. This bank was once a lakeshore shelving down into the water and this forest is now growing on what was once a sandy beach.
On a bit of a fungus thing at the moment – spent a happy couple of hours in the Arboretum with 25+ species of fungi waving their reproductive organs at us. These are very small and delicate and we just love the common name.
I rarely post pictures of people whom I don’t know – these two were working in a field at the arboretum. The chap was doing the technical stuff – that’s a tape measure he is waving about – while the girl was dutifully following behind with a clipboard noting down his observations. Had to smile.
When people fell trees and then chip them to make the place look tidy they lose the opportunity to leave a beautiful mossy log to decay and provide habitat for fungi and insects and the small creatures that eat them.