Striped Hairstreak Butterfly in Huntsville, Ontario



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Striped Hairstreak Butterfly in Huntsville, Ontario

Striped Hairstreak Butterfly on a plant leaf near Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.

Bob and I made a stay in Huntsville, Ontario, at the end of July, and having driven for 3 hours to get to our accommodation, as if we needed an excuse, we headed off almost immediately to stretch our legs, another deception as we are always on the lookout for whatever wildlife might cross our paths and hardly ever leave our cameras behind.  Once again, it was Bob’s keen eye that noticed the fluttering of a Striped Hairstreak Butterfly on a plant and had him exclaiming, “there’s a new butterfly!”.  Read more

Ice Skating Through The Woods At Arrowhead Provincial Park



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Ice Skating Through The Woods At Arrowhead Provincial Park

Jean and Bob on the ice skating trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park near Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

A lot has been written in the newspapers lately about the ice skating trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park near Huntsville, Ontario, so Bob and I decided, on our last visit to the area, to give the icy surface a whirl. Read more

Beaver Sighting At Arrowhead Provincial Park



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Beaver Sighting At Arrowhead Provincial Park

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On a winter trip to the Huntsville area, Bob and I decided to check out the ski trails at Arrowhead Provincial Park.  Despite having grown up in the vicinity, I had never visited that Park before, always opting instead to go to Algonquin Provincial Park since it was closer to home.  What a delight to find a beaver just off to the side of the groomed ski trail. Read more

Olympic Snowmen In Huntsville – Home of Dara Howell



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Olympic Snowmen In Huntsville – Home of Dara Howell

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Baring their souls on a cold winter’s day with nary a thought for their own preservation was this avid team of supporters for our Olympic athletes!  On our recent visit to Huntsville, Ontario, Bob and I came across this assembly of jovial snowmen all revved up in support of the Canadian Olympic Team.  Their animated faces brought a smile to my own lips. Read more

The Flood of Spring 2013 in Huntsville, Ontario

The Flood of Spring 2013 in Huntsville, Ontario

Huntsville flooding - flooded riverside park area - Ontario - April 21 2013

In the spring of 2013 it was evident that spring was upon us, along the shores in Huntsville, Ontario.  Not only had the heavy snows of winter 2013/14 all but melted away, but April showers were in full swing.  For several days in a row, heavy rains had added to the runoff creating dangerous levels of water and flooding in all bodies of water.  Huntsville was one of the worst hit areas when it came to the Flood of Spring 2013. Read more