Category Archive for 'Turtles'

a triumph for the turtles

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

About two weeks ago, I wrote about the controversy over turtle signs in the Peterborough area west of here. The municipal council had recently voted to remove 42 turtle crossing signs posted around the county as part of a larger plan to remove all signs that are not included in the Ontario Traffic Manual. [...]

turtle crossing controversy

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

I had thought to write about something else this morning, but my original post was pre-empted by this one as it seems more timely. Yes, this is a recycled photo from last year’s post about turtle crossings. I briefly considered using one of my photos of crushed turtles from my Ribbon of Death [...]

Day Two – full of little surprises

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Our second day of bioblitzing took place at a couple of our favourite conservation areas in the Lanark Highlands region of eastern Ontario. We didn’t encounter anything near as exciting as the encounter with the snapping turtle seen the previous day, but we did discover many wonderful little surprises that might have been overlooked [...]

Turtle Tally & Spider WebWatch

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Yesterday, we spent much of the afternoon at two of our favourite places – Baird Woods, and Purdon Bog, both of which are located in the Lanark Highlands. We did some bioblitzing while hiking around. I’ll post some photos and a report on that in the next day or so. Today, I’m getting [...]

Day One – a turtle steals the show

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

We decided to kick off our week of bioblitzing by recording interesting sightings while hiking a couple of sections of the trail system at Murphys Point Provincial Park here in eastern Ontario. We set out around noon and finished up a little over three hours later. We didn’t try to count absolutely everything, [...]

Darwin Day – 198 years

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Note: Each horizontal row of images can be clicked on for a somewhat larger view
This is my Darwin Day tribute to Charles Robert Darwin, born Feb. 12, 1809. Originally, I set out to create something rather different, but changed my plans when I realized that they were far too ambitious. In the [...]

frogs, water bugs and turtles on Kemptville Creek

Monday, July 31st, 2006

We’re back into the hot weather here. Tomorrow’s forecast shows 35C (around 95F). Don and I spent most of yesterday paddling up Kemptville Creek above Oxford Mills. There’s a put-in spot in the small park just above the dam (see above – click on all images for a larger view). As canoe [...]