Happy Labor Day!
We took a walk with the dog, Gus, to the new north expansion of Euclid Creek Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks system. This includes former state properties of Wildwood Park on the east bank of Euclid Creek as it empties into Lake Erie, Villa Angela Park on the west bank, and Euclid Beach Park.
|Euclid Creek heading for Lake Erie|
|Wildwood Marina in Wildwood Park|
|Boat ramp in Wildwood Park|
|Villa Angela Beach at Villa Angela Park|
|No swimming at the beach!|
|Euclid Beach Park pier|
|Euclid Beach Park foundation for the swing ride over a round pool|
|Euclid Beach Park walkway|
|Gus knew that dog wasn't real!|
|Euclid Beach Park Arch|
Sunday, September 13, 2015
A rainy day turned into a sunny one, so we took Gus for a walk in the regular old Euclid Creek Reservation.
|The trail was also a parcours|
|Many old concrete pylons in the creek|
|Dolichovespula maculata/Bald-faced Hornet nest|
|Helianthus decapetalus/Thinleaf Sunflower|
|Kent showing the height of the Chagrin shale cliff,|
topped by Cleveland shale
|Quercus rubra/Red Oak acorns|
|Fagus grandifolia/American Beech nut husks|
More nuts and seeds from the Shaker Heights neighborhood.
|Based on the leaf: Quercus palustris/Pin Oak acorns|
|Quercus macrocarpa/Bur Oak acorns|
|Quercus bicolor/Swamp White Oak acorns?|
|Carya cordiformis/Bitternut Hickory nut with husk|
|Pyrus calleryana/Bradley Pear fruit/seeds|
|An unusual tree: Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Rotundiloba’/|
Roundleaf Sweetgum, a fruitless tree
|Sophora japonica/Japanese Pagoda Tree fruit|