On September 28 & 29, 2019, you’re invited to the annual Bronte Creek Harvest Festival. Experience harvest season as it might have been over 100 years ago at Bronte Creek Provincial Park‘s historic Spruce Lane Farm!
Today’s post comes from Will Oades, Natural Heritage Educator at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Header photo: Jeff Robinson. Have you ever applied for a job, shown up on the first day of work, and realized it was nothing like you thought it would be? That was the case among many of the men coming to … Continue reading The surprising, shocking, startling, astonishing story of Silver Islet
Invasive species are among the greatest threats to the survival of Ontario’s native animal and plant life. They are also costly to manage, harmful to international trade, and a risk to human health. Become an Invasive Species Fighter, and help us stop their arrival and spread. Your training begins now…
Today’s post comes from Anna Scuhr, a naturalist with Lake Superior Provincial Park. The arrival of snow and ice transforms the rugged landscape of Lake Superior Provincial Park into a stunningly beautiful, albeit unforgiving place to live. As temperatures drop, the park can accumulate up to six feet of snow in the interior. The snow … Continue reading The scavenger hunt for survival
Today’s post comes from naturalist Pilar Manorome from Rondeau Provincial Park. Are you afraid of spiders? Our eight-legged friends are the kind of “creepy crawlies” that many people like to pretend don’t exist. One of my goals as a naturalist is to break down those barriers with fun facts that can make those “less-appealing” creatures sound like … Continue reading 8 fun facts about spiders
What is it about White Pine? No other tree species in Ontario seems to inspire as much reverence and passion. The history of White Pine is deeply intertwined with the history of people in Ontario. It has been an important species for Indigenous people for millennia, played a huge role in establishing Ontario’s cities, and … Continue reading The amazing journey of Ontario’s provincial tree
Hi, I’m Carolyn, and I’m popping in on the Ontario Parks blog to highlight some of my favorite provincial parks that you can visit throughout the fall, which I think is one of the best times to travel in Ontario. Please read on as we road-trip around Ontario:
This blog post comes from Sheila Wiebe, a Natural Heritage Education Specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Don’t forget to check out Bronte Creek’s Harvest Festival on September 28 and 29, 2019! Anyone who tends their own vegetable garden will know first-hand that one needs to be resourceful at harvest time. The size of your … Continue reading Preparing for winter when you live off the land
Today’s post comes from Nicole Bucik, a Senior Park Interpreter at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the Victorian era? When walking around Spruce Lane Farm at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, you might think to yourself: have I stepped back in time? Seeing park staff … Continue reading Dressing up like it’s 1900!
Today’s post comes from Eva Paleczny, Learning and Education Specialist at Ontario Parks. Ever wondered what life in Ontario would have been like during the turn of the 20th century, or felt that you were born in the wrong era?