Speyside Woods has four distinct environments: Escarpment Bedrock, a Silver Maple Swap, a mature forest and a  meadow. The one thing I’ve found out  while hiking along the Bruce Trail is that no matter how far you travel in one day you will most likely walk through two different environments if not more. Today was exceptional as I walked through these four.

Speyside Woods

Lots of things to see: ferns, ground berries, little critters and of course these Gem Studded Mushrooms.

Gem Studded Puffball

Blue Cohosh

As one reaches the end of Speyside Woods a small lake hides just beyond the trees of the trail.