Wednesday, August 5, 2015

University of Guelph Arboretum - flowers and Zen garden

The Guelph Arboretum offers a very interesting view of the large diversity in plants, trees and structures.
I have been always interested in botany, gardening and wildlife. 
The perfect place for me to enjoy a lovely summer day in The Guelph Arboretum. 

The Guelph Arboretum is set in old growth forests and meadow ecosystems in Guelph, Ontario. 
It has 8.2 km of trail over a span of 165 hectares. 
There are different trails offered, such as the Ivy Trail and the Trillium Trail. Includes 38 species of mammals,
 188 species of birds, 39 species of butterflies, 18 reptiles and amphibians as well as shrubs and trees.

The Arboretum offers a great diversity of habitats that meet the needs of a variety of wildlife. In the winter visitors may see opossum, coyote, fox, meadow vole and cottontail in the central area. Visitors can gaze into the middle of a soft maple swamp and catch sightings of fairy shrimp and other aquatic invertebrates. (wikipedia)