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!
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.
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’ll be sharing snapshots of the hoof-, paw- and claw-prints we spot this winter, and inviting you to test your own wildlife identification skills!
So tell us, snow sleuths: who made these tracks?
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!
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