The annual birding battle for the golden binoculars

In today’s post, Learning & Education Specialist Rachelle Law recounts Team Ontario’s push to find as many birds as possible.  Every year, a team of expert birders from Ontario Parks prepare — binoculars in hand — to compete in a heated competition. The goal: spot and record as many bird species as they can over … Continue reading The annual birding battle for the golden binoculars

Celestial objects of interest in November

November is the perfect time for stargazing. Even though the temperatures are cooling down, the early sunset and later sunrise provide us with almost fifteen hours of darkness in which to observe nighttime splendors. Plus, there are some exciting occurrences lighting up the skies all month long. Why not take some time this month to … Continue reading Celestial objects of interest in November

Summer star parties 2019

Humanity’s fascination with the celestial bodies dates back millennia. And times haven’t changed. Star parties and night sky events are held in our parks every summer, especially in northern Ontario, where there’s less light pollution.