All posts filed under “Nature”
All over Presqu’ile, I saw families of geese….
It’s not every day you get to see an endangered species in its natural habitat. Piping Plovers are little shorebirds that hide in plain sight on beaches, and Presqu’ile Park near Brighton Ontario has a significant Piping Plover nesting area. I visited Beach 1 on… Read More
Warblers at Presqu’ile
Presqu’ile is a great place to enjoy the spring bird migration. Early in the morning is the best time, and the top spots are the tip of the peninsula and the calf pasture area. The warblers were high in the trees in the clear, warm… Read More
When I was a young man going camping, we never reserved a campsite. We’d just show up, claim a site, put some money in an envelope and drop it into a lockbox. These days, it’s necessary to reserve online. The good part of that is… Read More
The Marsh Boardwalk at Presqu’ile
The last time I was at Presqu’ile Park it was a flood year and the Marsh Boardwalk, a kilometre long boardwalk and trail loop that winds its way through the extensive marsh and then back through a sandbar woods. It is a fantastically beautiful walk.… Read More
A funny thing happened on the way to the Bluffs
On the way down from Kingston Rd. to the meet-up spot for the nature walk this morning, I saw unusual movement in my peripheral vision. It turned out to be 3 deer in somebody’s front yard. By the time I stopped and opened up the… Read More
The Twenty Seventh Street Ducks
Last year, a pair of mallards nested here on Twenty Seventh Street. Well, they’re back. For the past week, the female has been sitting in the tree and the male has been guarding from the sidewalk, or sometimes, from the middle of the street.
It doesn’t get much better….
Standing in a river below a falls, trying to catch a few fish – it doesn’t get much better than that.
The Daffodils are Not Amused
It isn’t highly unusual to experience cold weather around here right through April, but by this time we don’t usually see any accumulation of snow. Mother nature didn’t get the email, I guess.