Today’s blog post was written by Jessica Stillman, school outreach coordinator and maple syrup aficionado at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
Maple season is upon us!
Trees have been tapped, sap is boiling, and Bronte Creek’s annual Maple Syrup Festival is underway, which means the biggest annual debate has also begun…
…which is the better form of maple candy: taffy or sugar?
Continue reading Bronte Creek’s maple candy wars
Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a popular summer destination for weekend visits.
With 11 group picnic shelters and thousands of picnic tables spread throughout the day-use area, the park is well-equipped to host its 5,000 visitors each weekend during the summer.
Conveniently located on the boarders of Oakville and Burlington just north of the QEW/403, the park is within a 30 minute drive for residents of Toronto, Mississauga, Milton, Hamilton, and Grimsby!
Here’s our guide to making your trip to Bronte Creek a breeze!
Continue reading How to plan your trip to Bronte Creek
Today’s post comes from Sheila Wiebe, a marketing and development specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
I promise to be greener.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m already pretty green. However, after leading an Earth Day park clean up, I decided I need to take it one step further and double up my efforts to further reduce my impact on the environment.
Continue reading How to leave the park greener than you found it
Today’s post comes from Victoria Reimer, Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s Green Jobs summer student and friend to birds everywhere.
If you asked me what a Green Jobs student was before I started, I wouldn’t have known myself.
Now, after being in the role, I can tell you it’s a wonderful opportunity to become intimately connected to your park. Every day, my job challenges me, but it also gives me so many opportunities to learn.
Continue reading Life lessons working with Bobolinks
How do you fit a whole 682 ha park into a classroom?
Package it up into one of our many hands-on, activity-based school programs!
Located in Oakville, Bronte Creek Provincial Park now offers a suite of in-school programs that complement our in-park education programs. Let our staff take your group on a journey of discovery as you explore topics such as Victorian heritage, species at risk, biodiversity, and much more!
Continue reading Back to school at Bronte Creek
Today’s post comes from Sheila Wiebe, a Marketing and Development Specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
I recently celebrated the halfway point in my life. The milestone of 50 years on this Earth, half a century.
As I usually do around my birthday I reflected on the past year: the accomplishments, the challenges, and everything in between.
I felt like I needed to do something to commemorate the occasion. Continue reading My 50 trees challenge
When Bobolinks are mentioned in mixed audiences, you invariably get muffled laughter, quizzical looks and finally the question, “A bobo-what?”
Bobolinks are small songbirds in the same family as grackles and meadowlarks. The breeding male is most recognizable by its black body and white back with a buff patch at the nape.
Continue reading Bobo-what?