Have you ever heard the call of a whip-poor-will? Unlike many other birds, its call is very distinctive. The eastern whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus) is a “name-sayer” and certainly a vociferous one, with records of calls repeated over 1000 times!
Ontario Parks is nature’s classroom. You can Learn to Camp> or choose from a wide range of other learning activities organized by park staff or by Friends of Ontario Parks in 2013: Continue reading 10 things (we bet you didn’t know) about Ontario Parks
In the fall of 2012, Killbear Provincial Park began cutting down thousands of American beech trees infected with beech bark disease. These trees were in danger of falling on campsites, park roads and trails. Beech bark disease can weaken tree trunks and cause them to snap unexpectedly. Continue reading Dramatic Changes at Killbear Provincial Park
As part of the Ministry of Natural Resources’ September 2012 transformation announcement, Ontario Parks will change the designation of a number of provincial parks, including Springwater Provincial Park, from operating to non-operating. In deciding which parks to re-designate, we looked at many factors including low visitation rates, low cost recovery, and the upcoming need for investment in capital upgrades to remain operational. Continue reading Springwater
The combination of extreme drought last summer and an invading insect-fungus complex called Beech Bark Disease (BBD) has resulted in the death of many beech trees throughout this park. Continue reading Beech Bark Disease changes landscape at Killbear Provincial Park
With a little help from our friends…
In celebration of their 20 year anniversary, Friends of Lake Superior planted 250 white pine and white spruce trees in the Agawa Bay campground of Lake Superior Provincial Park. Continue reading 20th Anniversary of Niijkiwenhwag – Friends of Lake Superior
Safety vest? Check. Radio? Check. Whistle? Check.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get up close and personal with a moose calf? Well I have; and to satisfy my curiosity I set out into the thick brushes of Algonquin Provincial Park to volunteer with moose calf collaring. Talk about an experience of a life time! Continue reading I moose be dreaming…
When you visit Ontario Parks this season, you may notice something a little bit greener. No, it’s not the scenery, we are going green with our new re-usable bag! Continue reading Please Re-Use This Bag. May the Forest Be With You!