Cow Moose and calf in Algonquin Provincial Park



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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

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Moose enjoys spring sunshine in Algonquin Provincial Park



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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

Snowshoeing the Spruce Bog Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park



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Snowshoeing the Spruce Bog Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park

With snowshoes on Jean looks for beavers in Algonquin Park

Bob and I had never gone snowshoeing before, so when the chance to try out a pair presented itself, we seized it!  After skiing the Leaf Lake Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario, in the morning, we ventured over to the Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail where we knew we could walk out on the bog and really give the snowshoes a workout. Read more

Hiking the Beaver Pond Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park



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Hiking the Beaver Pond Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park

Red Squirrel sits in snowy tree in Algonquin Park

I was so happy to have three days wide open for hiking and skiing in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario.  It meant more opportunities to explore the trails and look for wildlife and birds.  This cute little Red Squirrel captured our interest along the Beaver Pond Trail. Read more

A Gray Jay in Algonquin Provincial Park



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A Gray Jay in Algonquin Provincial Park

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Bob and I spent three days skiing and hiking on various trails in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario, trying to make the most of the last weeks of winter here in Ontario.  We love to go looking for birds and animals, but in this case, on the Opeongo Road, the Gray Jay came looking for us. Read more

A Cross-country Skiing Tour in Algonquin Provincial Park



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A Cross-country Skiing Tour in Algonquin Provincial Park

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With little to no snow left in Toronto, Ontario, one would hardly expect that possibilities for skiing still existed in March of 2013 in central Ontario.  But as we soon found out Algonquin Provincial Park still had tons of snow and great opportunities for skiing and snowshoeing in the spring.   Read more

Boreal Chickadees in Algonquin Provincial Park



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Boreal Chickadees in Algonquin Provincial Park

A Boreal chickadee looks for food on the snow in Algonquin Park

One winter day Bob and I drove into Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario, with plans to walk the Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail.  It is there that we sighted numerous Boreal Chickadees (Poecile hudsonicus). Read more

A Black-backed Woodpecker in Algonquin Provincial Park



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A Black-backed woodpecker in Algonquin Provincial Park

A Black-backed Woodpecker takes time out to sit on the side of a tree in Algonquin Provincial Park

On one of our winter excursions, Bob and I drove to Algonquin Provincial Park , in Ontario, where we got to see a Black-backed Woodpecker when hiking along the Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail. Read more

Cross-Country skiing in Algonquin Provincial Park



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Cross-Country skiing in Algonquin Provincial Park

Fen Lake X-ski Trail - Algonquin Park - Ontario

The Fen Lake Cross-country skiing trail in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario, sets off through the hardwood bush and is comprised of 3 different loops so skiers have a choice of the distance they wish to ski.  With the trail having been groomed and track-set the day we were there, we were anticipating a fantastic outing! Read more

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