Wanna be impressed? Take a look at these education and resource protection programs at Ontario Parks. All have been made possible thanks to the generous support that Ontario Parks receives from park Friends groups, corporate partners and private donors. Continue reading Making a difference at Ontario Parks
When out hiking this summer, you may come across a tall (4-6m) plant with white flowers and green leaves over one metre wide! Do not touch this plant! This is the Giant Hogweed, which is a member of the parsley or carrot family. Continue reading Giant Hogweed- DO NOT TOUCH THIS PLANT!
“Ticks that carry Lyme Disease are in Ontario, and you need to know how to stay safe and not get bit. Take some good advice from the Bug Guy, Curtis Russell, PHD, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s tick expert. Continue reading Let’s Target Lyme
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
Ontario Parks is excited to partner with Trees Ontario in its delivery of the Ontario government’s 50 Million Tree program, and with Earth Rangers to establish tree plantations at three southern Ontario provincial parks. Continue reading Caution, tree seedlings at work
Each spring, thousands of Tundra swan and tens of thousand of other waterfowl flock into Rondeau Bay on their way north. This amazing diversity and volume of birds has made waterfowl viewing an annual ritual at Rondeau Provincial Park. Continue reading Wings of Spring!
From February 23-27, 2009, 100 interpreters from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Ontario descended upon the Haliburton Highlands for a workshop hosted by Ontario Parks Natural Heritage Education (NHE) staff. Continue reading Ontario Parks NHE Staff Host Successful Workshop
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 two Piping Plover chicks that recently hatched in Wasaga Beach are in great health thanks to the efforts of park staff and the volunteers who are working around the clock monitoring these rare migratory birds. Continue reading Piping Plover Update