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Question Mark

I was out in the garden the other day and saw this lovely butterfly. I can’t recall ever seeing one like it. I thought it might be an Eastern Comma butterfly, but I asked naturalist Miles Hearn if he was familiar with this one and… Read More

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The Chutes

When I was off chasing trout last week, I camped at a lovely provincial park right at Massey, called The Chutes. Here’s a few photos of the chutes on the Aux Sables River the park was named for.

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Camping at Presqu’ile

I’ve been away for a couple days, camping at Presqu’ile Park, near Brighton Ontario. I drove over there on Thursday, hoping to arrive and set up camp before the promised rain arrived. By the time I reached Port Hope, rain had started, but it stopped… Read More

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At the Spit

It has 3 names: The Outer Harbour East Headland (I’ve never heard anyone call it that), The Leslie St. Spit, or Tommy Thompson Park. The place is entirely man-made. Construction started on it in 1959. The purpose of the spit was for “port-related facilities”, but… Read More

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A walk in the park

I brought my camera with me for a walk in Sam Smith Park today. Not surprisingly, as this park is very popular among birders, there were several people out today with cameras and binoculars. As soon as I reached the bridge by the yacht club,… Read More

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Skunk Cabbage

At Lambton Woods in the early spring, you can be sure to come across quite a bit of skunk cabbage. What a fascinating plant. The Latin name for this plant is Symplocarpus foetidus. It grows in wetlands and blooms in the very early spring. In… Read More