A baby moose with its mother in Algonquin Park

A baby moose with its mother in Algonquin Park

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On a rainy, cool day in mid-June, Bob and I found ourselves at Oxtongue Lake ahead of schedule, so we decided to take a spin into Algonquin Provincial Park on the off chance that we might spot a bull Moose.  No bull presented itself at roadside, but this darling calf with its mother was on the crest of a knoll enjoying a respite from the hordes of blackflies deeper in the forest. Read more

Cow Moose and Calf ready for winter in Algonquin Provincial Park

Cow Moose and Calf ready for winter in Algonquin Provincial Park

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When we drive through Algonquin Provincial Park or take the time to hike one of the many trails through the forest there, we never know what marvelous birds or animals may cross our paths.  Many times, it is only the superb scenery that is to be enjoyed, and the peace and solitude of the Park’s backwoods.  Other times, wildlife, such as this Cow Moose and Calf (Alces alces), will come right out to the highway corridor where it is far easier to browse than amongst the tangle of fallen trees in the dense forest. Read more

A Moose cow and calf in Algonquin Park

A Moose cow and calf in Algonquin Park

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Bob and I were visiting my parents at Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Provincial Park one summer, and we decided to take a drive into the park to check on the progress of the wild blueberry crop.  At one of the beaver ponds along Highway 60 where moose are known to frequent, we spotted this big Moose cow and calf beside the roadway. Read more

Cow Moose and calf in Algonquin Provincial Park

Cow Moose and calf in Algonquin Provincial Park

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On a visit to Oxtongue Lake,  Bob and I were keen to spot some wildlife, and we were not disappointed.  On a drive into Algonquin Provincial Park, a few kilometres just inside the West Gate, Bob picked out a cow and calf in the ditch where they were nibbling on tender shoots and having a drink of water. Read more

Moose enjoys spring sunshine in Algonquin Provincial Park

Moose enjoys spring sunshine in Algonquin Provincial Park

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On a visit to Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Bob and I were thrilled to discover a Moose (Alces alces) in a boggy area just to the side of the highway.  It was a nice spring day, so the Moose was encouraged to leave the protection of the forest and soak up the warmth of the bright sunshine. Read more

Fall Colors at Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake

Fall Colors at Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake

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We took a drive up from Toronto, Ontario on October 1, 2012, to checkout the fall colors in the Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake areas.  From atop the Dorset tower, the view of the color sure proved the drive worthwhile.  According to the local people with whom we spoke,  this was the best fall color seen in this area in 10 years. Read more