University of Guelph Arboretum

We recently spent a day exploring a portion of downtown Guelph, the University of Guelph’s grounds and its arboretum. Guelph feels more like a town than a city. Its rural moorings are evident everywhere. The university campus and arboretum include lovely, stately, gardens.

Two hundred and seven bird species have been found at the arboretum. A good number of birds are known to nest there. Details can be found here.

The arboretum offers a variety of workshops including but not limited to subjects such as photography, reptiles, mushrooms, gardening, sketching, and astronomy. Specific to birding there are warbler, gull, owl, sparrow, and hawk workshops. Of course, we want to register for all the courses.

As the day was exceedingly hot we were not surprised to find only a few birds. We were not disappointed as there was so much to behold.

Here is a pictorial overview of our day.

University of Guelph’s Gryphon pride:


Pleasing to the eye:

Guelph Arboretum scenery at Guelph Arboretum in Guelph, ON

Guelph Arboretum


Sobering:

Student Memorial at the Guelph Arboretum in Guelph, ON

Student Memorial

Pleasing to the ears:

Great Crested Flycatcher at Guelph Arboretum in Guelph, ON

Great Crested Flycatcher


Educational:


Meditative:

Art:

Delightful:

Speed River in Guelph, ON

Speed River

Mallard on Speed River in Guelph, ON

Mallard on Speed River

Juvenile Mallards on Speed River in Guelph, ON

Juvenile Mallards on Speed River

Visiting scholar:


It pained us to leave Guelph. There was so much more to see.

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