It’s the first day of spring!
The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and splashes of beautiful colour are beginning to pop up in parks.
Spring wildflowers bloom for only a short amount of time, and we’ve got out sights set on spotting as many as we can!
Here are five beautiful ephemerals you may find on your spring adventures:
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Today’s blog was written by Jessica Stillman, School Outreach Coordinator at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
What is ferocious like a lion, fast like a tiger, or hibernates like a bear?
These three amazing insects!
Antlions, tiger beetles, and Woolly Bear Caterpillars might not be the first things that pop into your mind when you think of a furry or ferocious predator, but believe me, these small critters are mighty impressive!
Continue reading Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Our naturalists don’t hibernate for the winter, and they’ve spotted some pretty neat creature tracks in the snow.
When you’re doing your own snow sleuthing, try these winter tracking tips.
We’re inviting you to test your wildlife identification skills!
So tell us, snow sleuths: who made these tracks?
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Today’s post comes from naturalist Laura Penner of Rondeau Provincial Park.
Every Halloween, we are bombarded with spooky images: haunted houses, cemeteries, dark nights, deserted roads and — of course — bats!
Continue reading Bats in your belfry?
If you’ve ever watched a dragonfly speed over the water, you know how captivating they are!
But while they’re among the oldest flying insects – they’ve been around for 250-300 million years — scientists are still just learning about them.
Continue reading 10 cool facts about dragonflies
Can’t identify a bird or a butterfly you saw on your latest trip to one of Ontario’s provincial parks? Want to know more about a particular wild flower you spotted? Or whether the mushrooms you came across are edible?
Ontario Parks’ team of naturalists has the answer!
Continue reading Ask an Ontario Parks naturalist