Two Pileated Woodpeckers in Algonquin Park

Two Pileated Woodpeckers in Algonquin Park

Two female Pileated Woodpeckers one above the other 2, Algonquin Park - January 2013

One winter, Bob and I went cross-country skiing on the Fen Lake Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario.  As luck had it, we spotted two female Pileated Woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) working industriously on the same tree in the depths of the forest.  Pileated Woodpeckers are the largest woodpeckers you will find in the wilds of Ontario. Read more

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Wild beavers we have sighted across Ontario



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Wild beavers we have sighted across Ontario

Beaver swims down stream on Green River - Pickering - Ontario

With winter finally getting a grip on the land, Bob and I decided it was time for a hike on the Seaton Hiking Trail along the Green River near Whitevale, north of Pickering, Ontario.   Our outing proved worth the effort when we sighted wild beavers swimming up the river. Read more

Ruffed Grouse in Algonquin Provincial Park



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Ruffed Grouse in Algonquin Provincial Park

Ruffed Grouse near algonquin park

With fall drawing to a quick close, Bob and I took advantage of the weather for one last autumn hike in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario.  We are always on the search for wildlife so were pleased to come upon a Ruffed Grouse.

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Wild Turkeys on a snowy road in Ontario



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Wild Turkeys on a snowy road in Ontario

Wild Turkeys getting off Hwy 35 near Dorset, Ontario

On a windy, snowy day in Ontario, Bob and I headed north towards Algonquin Provincial Park on one of our frequent treks in that direction.  It was a particularly stormy day as we navigated the highway, and, as always, we were watching for wildlife.  But suddenly we came upon a group of Eastern wild turkey’s on the road. Read more

Fall Colors at Algonquin Park and Oxtongue Lake



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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

Oxtongue Lake, Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven



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Oxtongue Lake, Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven

For the first time ever, the Community of Oxtongue Lake took part in Doors Open Ontario.   For Bob and I, it was a thrill to attend , and as things would turn out, it was a total success! Read more

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