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Today’s post comes from Natural Heritage Education Supervisor Alistair MacKenzie and Bat Stewardship Technician Heather Sanders. Bats are the only mammal capable of true sustained flight, and with over 1,300 species and counting, they make up the second largest order of mammals.
Today’s post comes from Park Naturalist Roger LaFontaine, a classically trained biologist and amateur Sasquatch researcher. He has spent nearly two decades researching and documenting the occurrence of Sasquatch in Ontario. I have always had an interest in the creatures that others were not fond of: invertebrates under a log, salamanders in the soil, nocturnal creepy … Continue reading Beyond the light of the campfire
Today’s post comes from Roger LaFontaine, park naturalist, classically trained biologist and amateur lake monster researcher. He has spent nearly two decades researching and documenting the occurrence of mysterious creatures in Ontario. We think that we know our lakes and rivers well, but, in reality, we have barely scratched the surface. Unknown to us, the … Continue reading Lake monsters in Ontario Parks
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. This makes … 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
Big plans for Thanksgiving weekend? Why not cook your turkey in a park, or dress up for one of our Halloween events? Fall is the perfect season for a quick weekend getaway, and we’ve got some great campsites available all across the province (available as of 12:00 pm on October 3, 2018).
By the pricking of our thumbs, something wicked this way comes… We’ve got tons of haunted Halloween events coming up this month! And don’t forget to check out events page for late-breaking additions. Will you be visiting the ghosts of campers past this October?
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 22 and 23, 2018! 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
Keen to get out of town for the Canada Day long weekend? This week’s vacancy highlights (available as of 12:00 pm on June 27, 2018) are primarily in northern Ontario, with one hidden gem in southern Ontario at the end of the post. Or scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most … Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 29 – July 2