Exploring Caswell Hill

To the residents of this vibrant neighborhood, we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the incredible work you do in nurturing this unique and established community and preserving the natural beauty of the surroundings. Caswell Hill truly stands out as a haven of greenery and connection to nature, thanks in large part to your dedication and efforts.

One of the jewels of our neighborhood is the unique Ashworth Holmes Park, with its expansive oval shape and accessible playground. It's a place where families gather for picnics, where children laugh and play, and where neighbors come together to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. From the local dog park to the Mayfair Bowling Club, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this historic park. So many reasons to be out and about, and with iNaturalist loaded to the smart phone, an amazing time to Be the Voice for Nature!

But what truly sets Caswell Hill apart is the abundant biodiversity that thrives here. As we stroll through the boulevards, admire the yards, and alleys adorned with colorful flowers and greenery, we're reminded of the deep connection between this community and the natural world. It's inspiring to see residents transforming their lawns into clover lawns, and pollinator paradise gardens, attracting beneficial insects like bees and harmless parasitoid wasps that play vital roles in our ecosystem. What will you discover?

And let's not forget about the four-leaf clovers that grace this area hiding within neighborhood pollinator paradise yards, and clover lawns. Legends and folklore have long celebrated these rare finds, with tales of fairies and good luck swirling around them. Whether you believe in their mystical powers or not, there's no denying the joy of stumbling upon one of these elusive charms. What will you discover? And do you think four leaf clovers are lucky? Have you ever found one?

So, as we celebrate the beauty and biodiversity of Caswell Hill, we want to express our gratitude to the Community Association for their tireless efforts in preserving and enhancing this neighborhood and for spreading the word about the City Nature Challenge. Thank you for creating a place where nature thrives, where families come together outside, and where the spirit of community shines bright. What an adventure to combine the charm of this established neighbourhood and all its amenities with the iNaturalist app on the smart phone, an exciting way to awaken connection to nature, enhance your observation skills, and deepen your curiosity!

What a great opportunity to explore this area of the city for biodiversity for the City Nature Challenge CNC YXE 2024!