Flora & Fauna
Marie Curtis Park is home to such a wide variety of flora and fauna, it’s easy to forget you’re in the city!
In addition to regular park denizens such as squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and racoons and mice, the park is home to mammals such as coyotes, deer, mink, muskrat, beaver, opossums, skunks, bats,and foxes
Keep your eyes open for frogs, salamanders, snakes, turtles, bats, crayfish, butterflies and dragonflies
Hundreds of species of birds make their home in the park or pass through during migration. Long tailed ducks, kingfishers, cardinals, orioles, hawks, owls, herons, swans, swallows, terns, red-winged blackbirds, too many to list, are among the many birds that can be seen or heard at the park
Mushrooms, lichen and mosses thrive
Stately willow trees line the banks of the Etobicoke Creek, and maples, spruce, walnut, pine, hickory, larch, poplar, ash, cherry trees, aspen, cottonwood, apple trees, and sumac provide welcome shade in the summer and colour in the fall
Etobicoke Creek is home to a variety of fish including trout, bass, and carp, and salmon run in the fall. Check provincial regulations before casting your fishing line!