Saturday 8 July 2017

Cobourg Ecology Garden

A visit to Cobourg would not be complete without a visit to the Ecology Garden.  

A walk through the Heritage District takes us to the waterfront boardwalk.

A sailboat on the horizon is just about visible through the mist, like a ghost ship.

Following the boardwalk, we arrive at the Cobourg Ecology Garden.  

A sunhat was essential on this afternoon of Canada Day, as the sun was high in the sky and there was a lot of glare (also, high UV).

Pretty open flowers are a favourite of bees - these are some sort of daisy - smaller than a Marguerite - they could have been chamomile (I'm not sure).  Anyway, these are in the bee garden.

The scent of a rose is the smell of summer.

A fence with a welcome sign marks the entrance.

Lots of pink spirea which seemed to attract hoverflies and bees.

A sign details the history of the garden which was laid out in the spring of 1996 as a natural garden and a haven for wildlife.

This friendly American Robin had his eye on the birdbath and I had the camera on him.  My patience was rewarded.

The Water Garden.

My Robin on the edge of the birdbath.

Ah, that's better...a quick paddle and then lots of splashing as he cools off.

A shady spot in the centre of the garden.

We took advantage of this and had a seat in the shade for a few minutes.  The temperature difference between the garden and the boardwalk was huge.  Plants and trees make such a huge difference to our environment, not only providing shade, but also improving the quality of our air.


  1. Gosh, it does look like a warm day, what a lovely place to visit and I loved your photos of the robin cooling off. You look lovely in your sun hat:)

  2. Thank you, Rosie. It was a very warm, humid day, so the hat was definitely required. Marie x

  3. What a super garden. I love the American Robin. He's so different from our robins here in the UK!

  4. Bonny - the North American Robins are much larger than the European ones. I must admit that I prefer the more traditional Christmas card variety. The robins here look like they've been on steroids! Marie x