Wilket Creek Park is well-known for its mature coniferous and deciduous forest communities. Depending on soil moisture, light, and orientation of the ravine slopes, mature stands of Eastern Hemlock, Sugar Maple, American Beech, Red Oak and Hop Hornbeam thrive along the valley walls. Moist marshes and groundwater seeps that flow towards the creek provide the dampness needed by the ferns, cattail marshes and wet scrub communities along the floodplain.
A diversity of species may be found within the valley including such rare plants as Canada Sicklepod, Snakerood, and New York Fern. Some uncommon bird species have also visited here as a stop-off point during seasonal migrations. This narrow, winding ravine has also benefitted from a number of wildflower plantings and natural regeneration projects. Directions: Vehicles can enter Wilket Creek Park from Leslie Street north of Eglinton Avenue East. Public transit to the park includes the Leslie 51 and the Eglinton East 34 buses.
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