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…
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It’s International Day of Forests!
Ontario Parks protects a collection of breathtakingly beautiful forests from across the province. Each will be brimming with signs of life as the snow melts and temperatures warm.
Let’s take a look at five unique forests you can visit this spring.
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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 article comes from Emily Wright, Discovery Program Leader at Grundy Lake Provincial Park.
Spring at Grundy Lake is a quiet time of year. The lake waters are cold from the melting snow and ice, birds are just starting to arrive from their long migrations, and visitors are few and far between.
Park staff, however, are often busy and bustling about as they begin to prepare for another season of campers.
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Imagine you’re standing in Pinery Provincial Park.
You close your eyes and take in the peace of nature all around you. All of the sudden, a loud yodel interrupts the quiet! That unbelievable sound is actually thousands of birds yodeling en masse as they fly over the park in search of their next feeding ground.
This unforgettable experience is courtesy of the Tundra Swan.
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Warm weather will be here before you know it.
Get one last winter adventure in this March and get outside!
This month’s FREE digital download comes from Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
Throughout 2022, 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.
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After a typical Canadian winter, we look forward to the spring season and the changes that go with it: fresh flora fragrance, natural forest lushness and the flowing water tranquility.
Spring also ushers in a new landscape of interesting objects visible in the night skies: the galaxies.
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Looking to spring-ify your device?
This month’s FREE digital download of our provincial flower is sure to bring a smile to your face.
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“Well, everybody knows that the bird is a word.” – The Trashmen
This month’s FREE digital download of a Chestnut-sided Warbler was snapped at Rondeau Provincial Park. Continue reading May’s digital download
Today’s post comes from year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com.
Have you ever targeted Common Carp?
When most people see a carp for the first time, they’re blown away by their size. Carp are one of largest fish species roaming our waters here in Ontario and as you can probably tell by the big smiles, they’re an absolute blast to reel in! They are open to be targeted year-round and are typically found in relatively shallow water throughout the open water season.
As such, carp are one of the first species I target in the spring while I wait for other seasons to open. There’s nothing quite like starting off the open water season chasing fish that can average over 20 pounds!
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