Help Support Salamander Research In Algonquin Provincial Park

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is continuing their support of research projects at Ontario Parks by hosting a raffle! In the past, MEC has supported Karner Blue butterfly research in Pinery Provincial Park (a species at risk), wolf research in Algonquin and a reforestation project at Sandbanks. Continue reading Help Support Salamander Research In Algonquin Provincial Park

A New Manitoba-Ontario Interprovincial Wilderness Area

By looking at a map, it seems as though Mother Nature had this idea before we did. However, on July 30th, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Manitoba Conservation announced the establishment of a new Manitoba-Ontario Interprovincial Wilderness Area. Continue reading A New Manitoba-Ontario Interprovincial Wilderness Area

The Call of the Loon: The Mood of Ontario’s Wilderness

A loon’s mournful cry piercing the stillness of the night conjures up images of mist shrouded shorelines surrounded by deep primeval forests.

Luckily, loons are not so secretive that they don’t reveal their beauty to us. The Common Loon is a resident of many cottage country lakes, keeping a safe but visible and audible distance from human activity. For many of us, the loon provides that magical first connection to nature, making it a fitting subject for artist and naturalist Robert Bateman. Continue reading The Call of the Loon: The Mood of Ontario’s Wilderness

Piping Plovers Need Your Help!

Park staff at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park are looking for volunteers to assist with protecting recently hatched Piping Plover chicks.

Piping Plovers are one of Canada’s rarest birds and are under immediate threat of extinction. They have been listed as an endangered species and are protected under Ontario’s new Endangered Species Act. Continue reading Piping Plovers Need Your Help!