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
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.
Today’s nature walk with Miles Hearn took place close to home at Sam Smith Park, a local hotspot for birdwatchers. The birds did not disappoint. Miles counted 42 species in all. I’ve been keeping a list of all the species identified in 2019, either on… Read More
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
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
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
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
It was such a beautiful afternoon, we decided to take The Partners for a good walk in the park. Earlier in the day when I was there, there was a snowy owl sitting on a plastic storage box on one of the yacht club docks.… Read More