I've been cycling several times across the Minto Bridges this week (which could do with some repairs) and have noticed that New Edinburgh has a large number of saplings recently planted in its park, some of them already flowering. In future years, the pathway through blossoming Amelanchier branches is going to make a very pretty approach to the river from Stanley Avenue.
A Bike Rodeo is planned for tomorrow where children aged 4-10 can meet at the New Edinburgh Fieldhouse to decorate their bikes and learn to ride safely. At the end of the afternoon there'll be a bike parade! Fifteen years ago, the citizens of New Edinburgh waged a Parks not Pavement protest to protect their green space from developers and in the morning tomorrow a commemorative walk is going to take place to celebrate the legacy of the city planning advocate Jane Jacobs.
On my ride across the Minto Bridges just now, I passed the first brood of goslings that I've seen this year. They were being guarded by both parents, on Maple Island.