Season’s End Plant Life on Georgian Bay: Mushrooms, Berries, and Flowers [Photo Album]

Plant life around Killarney's lighthouse includes this cute little yellow mushroom.

On Labour Day, we made our way to Killarney for a day hike around the lighthouse area. Even though the season is already turning cold, this fact reinforced on that day due to light rain and heavy fog, there was still plenty of pretty plant life to observe and photograph. Some flowers are still blooming, some berry trees […]

Colourful Berries in Red, Blue, and Black [Photo Album]

Two large red wintergreen berries hang from a leafy stem.

We take a lot of pictures of berries when we’re berry picking, and a lot of them are really nice! The following photos are mostly from this year, though I couldn’t help including a few older ones to round off the album. Strawberries Some of these photos of strawberries were taken last year at Leisure Farms in Sturgeon […]

Blooming Flowers [Photo Album]

Blooming pink flower at High Falls, Algonquin Park

The rainy spring this year didn’t dampen my spirits in the least. That’s impossible when it’s raining flowers! Or at least, when the rain brings blooming flowers… ;)(winky face). We’ve seen all kinds of wildflowers this year, most recently while backpacking Algonquin Park’s Eastern Pines Trail. And the garden’s looking good, too! There’s no way I’m done taking […]

Loons and Other Wildlife Sightings in Killarney [Photo Album]

The last of the loons we saw that weekend...

During our recent canoe camping in Killarney expedition, we were lucky enough to spot several types of wildlife. Especially, we saw plenty of loons over the weekend. Fortunately, we got the opportunity to get real close and take some pretty nice pictures of them. Though it wasn’t the first loon we saw that weekend, the first loon we […]

Barely Beaver Sighting

Close-up of a beaver poking it's head out of the water.

During our latest Mashkinonje day hike, we came upon a flooded dry meadow which we had to circumvent. Once back on the right track, we looked behind us to take pictures. As we were standing there, I heard a splash but didn’t see anything. I mentioned it to Marc and was surprised when he told me he hadn’t […]

Flower Power [Photo Album]

Two lady slippers

I went completely crazy for flowers this year, taking pics almost every time I saw some. Alright, I’m sure it’s hard to find an ugly flower, but I think these are particularly nice. Flower Power From the Garden These are all from my mother’s garden. I’ve got to start remembering to bring my camera when I go to […]

Blue Jay

Close-up of a blue jay while hiking in Mattawa, Ontario

A blue jay landed in a tree nearby while we were admiring the view from a lookout point in Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park in Mattawa. I handed Marc the camera. He aimed, but before he could press the button, the blue jay moved to another nearby tree. Marc repositioned, and, sensing his hesitation, I whispered, “Click.” I […]

Tips for Identifying Milk Snakes (Rattlesnake Comparison)

Milk snake seen while hiking on the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney

We saw this milk snake during a week-long trek on the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney Provincial Park: And this milk snake was spotted just over a month later in Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park, near Mattawa: These beauties may look a little like rattlers, but milk snakes are actually harmless. They do rattle their tails against […]

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