Today’s post comes from Mitch Kellar, a Discovery Leader at Bon Echo Provincial Park.
Being a staff member at Bon Echo has given me a lot of incredible experiences: seeing the Mazinaw Rock at sunset, camping on Joeperry Lake, and a very memorable Kishkebus canoe trip, to name a few.
Above all, my experiences with Peregrine Falcons — small birds of prey and the fastest animals on the planet — will always be one of my favourites.
Continue reading The fastest animal in Bon Echo, Canada, and the world!
Today’s blog was written by Jessica Stillman, school outreach coordinator at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
Parks are magical places.
I don’t need to convince you of this.
But sometimes, we all need a little help unlocking the magic around us. That’s where Discovery Guides and Exploration stations come in!
Continue reading The magical world of Exploration Stations
In today’s post, Discovery Leader Carlin Thompson from Sandbanks Provincial Park shares her top tips for nature journaling with kids.
We did it, parents! We made it through another winter.
The struggle of tackling young children into layered outerwear and the scavenger hunts for matching mittens now seem like a distant memory. What sweet relief.
But before the unbridled joy of shucking the outerwear gives way to sunscreen-application-induced carpal tunnel and the din of summer boredom, let’s capitalize on our children’s excitement to be outside.
Continue reading Open eyes, open mind: nature journaling with kids
Today’s post comes from Roger LaFontaine, park naturalist and passionate blackfly advocate.
Imagine yourself by the side of a beautiful, rocky stream or river in Algonquin Provincial Park.
The idyllic spot for pondering life’s mysteries, like “what does it look like inside a kingfisher’s burrow?” or “do the bioluminescent fungi glow during the day, too?”
As you enjoy your Instagrammable moments streamside, you are surrounded by a hum, vibrations, and the tickle of tiny feet.
It’s like you’re a celebrity, a guest of honour!
You have arrived to one of Algonquin’s newly established Blackfly Protection Zones.
Continue reading New in 2022: Blackfly Protection Zones in Algonquin
Our parks have been keeping an eye out for feathered friends to show you what they’re up to this time of year.
Are you ready for the quack-tastic duck finds they made?
Continue reading 7 quack-tacular sightings at Ontario Parks
Keep the beauty of nature in winter right before your very “ice.”
Interested in some more unusual wintry water formations? Check out these examples of wacky winter water!
Continue reading March’s digital download