Random pictures from the Toronto Zoo from December

These are some pictures I’d taken at the Toronto Zoo back in early December.

Platycerium bifurcatum
Platycerium bifurcatum. Also note the Epipremnum aureum in the background taking on its mature split-leaf form that you’ll never see from one as a typical houseplant.

Begonia cv.

Dendrobates azureus
Dendrobates azureus. If all my spare time and money wasn’t being spent on plants and fish it would be directed towards Dart Frogs. D. azureus pictured here or D. tinctorius ‘Cobalt’ would be my top picks.

Dendrobates auratus
Dendrobates auratus

Tillandsia spp.
Tillandsia spp.


Andropogon scoparius
Andropogon scoparius – Little Blue Stem. This grass has really grown on me since this summer when I first saw it. It went from interesting (single fairly mature plant in a pot) to nice (this same grouping at the zoo but in summer moving as one in a light breeze) to really nice as the colours intensified and changed through fall and into winter. Ranks probably in my top 10 grasses (7/8/9 most likely).

Fagus grandifolia
Fagus grandifolia in the Maple/Beech Climax forest in and around the zoo. Also present are the Canadian Hemlock you can see in the background, Witch Hazel and some sort of Birch.



About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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5 Responses to Random pictures from the Toronto Zoo from December

  1. Martha says:

    Very nice photos. I love those frogs! They are gorgeous.

  2. Scott says:

    Nice post…love those little frogs. Little Bluestem was one of my plant revelations this year…I’ve never really appreciated it very much before, but this year, I’m loving it!

  3. I love that blue frog, bet he is poisonous though.

    • Andrew says:

      Apparently the poison is mostly from their diet so captive bred (yes, they’ll breed readily in captivity) frog aren’t too bad. You still probably don’t want to go around licking them but they aren’t going to kill you if you touch one.

  4. Gorgeous photos. You have a wonderful eye and some considerable skill with your camera! That blue Dart frog is quite amazing.

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