In today’s post, we’ve compiled emails from some of the wildlife that call provincial parks home.
Keep wildlife wild, respect wildlife, please do not disturb wildlife.
These are common phrases… but what do they really mean?
To help break it down, we have compiled a few recent emails from some of our furry and feathered friends.
Let’s hear what they have to say on how to be a considerate and respectful visitor:
Continue reading Subject: Please do not disturb
Today’s post comes from Jazmin Gall, Acting Assistant Discovery Leader at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.
Moose are, without a doubt, a magnificent sight to see.
Having the opportunity to see one while camping is a memory that can last a lifetime. It’s something that never gets old.
Despite their size, moose can sometimes be tricky to spot. So when we find evidence of them like their tracks or fallen antlers, it’s an exciting day!
Continue reading Life after loss: the importance of moose antlers
We’re not the only one “a-moose-d” by this lovely spring weather!
The rainy days of April have given way to May — it’s time to get out to your favourite park and start exploring!
(Don’t forget to treat wildlife with respect. Give them plenty of space and enjoy from a distance.)
Throughout 2023, we’re sharing a free downloadable graphic for you to use as wallpaper for your favourite devices. We’ve specially sized these images for your computers, tablets, smartphones, and Facebook covers.
Continue reading May’s digital download
Spring has sprung at Ontario Parks!
The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the days of snow and sleet are (hopefully!) behind us. As the snow melts, enjoy the sensory delights of spring in our provincial parks as we see and hear signs of warm weather to come.
You know it’s spring in Ontario Parks when…
Continue reading 10 signs of spring at Ontario Parks
Today’s article was written by Connor Oke, Ontario Parks’ marketing intern.
Canadians know that among the many things that make our country awesome, two things stand out: our vast expanses of beautiful, untouched wilderness…
…and our passion for hockey.
So why not both at the same time?
As hockey season grinds on, we did some scouting of our own. Here are the critters and creatures we’ve selected for the Ontario Parks All-Star Hockey Team!
Continue reading Who makes the Ontario Parks all-star wildlife hockey team?
Each year, biologists in Algonquin Provincial Park hear this question from at least one park visitor: “Why did the moose I saw have bald patches?”
In a bad year, there will be many inquiries.
Continue reading Winter ticks and hairless moose
Between Family Day and Valentine’s Day, February has us thinking about the people we love. This is our reminder that families — whether human or wild — come in all shapes and sizes.
Throughout 2017, we’re sharing a free downloadable graphic. Each month will feature a different park, season, activity or natural resource.
We’ve specially sized these images for your computers, tablets, smartphones and Facebook covers.
Continue reading February’s digital download
Today’s post comes from Marketing and Communications summer student Mitch Jackson.
Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better. No longer do park enthusiasts have to drag clunky DSLR cameras through the wilderness. Taking your smartphone with you will free up room for snacks, sunscreen, a lunch, a water bottle…did we mention more room for snacks?
We’ve seen that smartphones can already act as a field guide and support citizen science. Along with that, many phones also have incredible photo capabilities. Gone are the days of blurry, low-res phone photos. High-quality nature photography can happen right on your mobile device, without the burden of a camera strap.
Add some sparkle to your snapshots with the help of these apps:
Continue reading The best apps for smartphone photography