Category Archive for 'Trees'

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, as that […]

family trees

Friday, April 13th, 2007

view of maple sugar bush at Mill Pond Conservation Area FAMILY TREES John’s voice comes over the telephone line in whispering hesitation. Would I like an orphan lamb to raise on extra milk from my dairy goats? Within the hour, I’m driving along icy dirt tracks leading to a stone house atop a sweeping ridge. […]


Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Some mornings, I don’t quite know what I’ll be writing about when I sit down at my computer. This morning, I had a couple of different ideas in mind when I began to look through my photos. Above is one that I’ve been meaning to write about for the past week or so. It’s of […]


Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Winter got you down? Too cold to go outdoors? I’ve got the perfect solution. Spend some time at the carnival — two carnivals, in fact. The Festival of the Trees #8 is now up at Ginkgo Dreams. meanwhile, The Circus of the Spineless #17 invertebrate carnival is up at The Voltage Gate. Lots of wonderful […]

the wisdom of trees

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

This is the first of a couple of unrelated posts for today. Wayne at Niches has just posted about the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) which is due out Friday. I encourage you to have a wander over to his blog to learn more if you haven’t been keeping […]

the mystery of the marked trees

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

A couple of days ago, in my hiking report from Mill Pond Conservation Area, I wrote about some trees that are marked with numerals written in blue paint. We first noticed the marked stand of trees in one region of the forest some time ago – I can’t quite remember when, but it’s probably been […]

along the lime kiln trail at mill pond conservation area

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Yesterday, I said I’d put up something nice for those who didn’t appreciate the post about spiders, so consider this to be it. About a week ago, we spent a couple of hours hiking the Lime Kiln Trail at Mill Pond Conservation Area which lies a few miles south of Smiths Falls. I shot quite […]