We drove into Toronto and visited the Royal Ontario Museum. I am sure when the new addition to the museum was built, it must have been quite controversial. We spent most of our visit this time, looking at all the stuffed specimens of various animals and reading about them. Useful seeing the animals holding still, but much more satisfying getting to view them alive and moving about.
This little guy kept nestling himself inside the sea anemone, but seemed to know whenever Alex's finger was getting ready to take a photo and popped out each time.
The one exception to my preference for viewing animals in their live state . . . weeeeelll, actually considering the glass, I think this isn't really an exception to that sentiment after all.
Emily liked the sunfish, but wasn't sure if I was pulling her leg about it being that large . . . for real.
Emily's enjoying the Guardians of Ga'hool series at the moment; and so between that and Harry Potter, has a great interest in owls lately.
The lawn in front of the one of the University buildings made me want to go and roll around. The smell was intoxicating.
My old house, 640 Annette St. It's the one I have the clearest memories of during my early childhood in Toronto. I have heard that the neighborhood went through a rough patch, but is coming back to being a safe place to be again. Gentrification. We saw lots of houses in the area that had a lot of work done on them; and it was looking pretty nice. I think we found my old elementary school too - Runnymede Elementary.
On Sunday, we were back at Jack Darling Park in in Port Credit - Sans coats! A bit chillier, but we were grateful for no rain and so long as we kept moving, we were quite comfortable in sweaters.
Wildlife - tons of red-winged blackbirds from the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area.
See the marks from gnawing?