Today’s blog was written by Discovery Program Project Coordinator Jessica Stillman.
This summer, Grundy Lake Provincial Park, Killbear Provincial Park, and The Massasauga Provincial Park collaborated with the Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere (GBB) to host bioblitzes within the world’s largest freshwater archipelago.
What is a bioblitz? In short, it is a community science event for recording different species within a certain location and time.
For these events, park visitors, Friends members, and staff from both Ontario Parks and GBB came together to inventory living things by uploading them to iNaturalist.
Continue reading Community science with the Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere
The air gets nippy, the leaves start to change, and keen anglers start packing up their gear for a northern escape.
Itching for some fall fishing in northeastern Ontario? Add these seven parks to your list:
Continue reading Fall fishing in northeastern Ontario
When you first hear the word “bioblitz,” you might be a little confused. What does this strange word mean?
When you break the word down into smaller pieces, it becomes much easier to understand: “bio” means “life” and “blitz” means a “sudden, energetic, and concerted effort, typically on a specific task.”
Continue reading What’s a bioblitz?
A breathtaking 13,000 ha of the Thirty Thousand Islands and eastern Georgian Bay Coast is protected by The Massasauga Provincial Park, between Moon River and Parry Sound.
The Thirty Thousand Islands are the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, a 200 km chain of pink rocky islands from Port Severn to the French River.
Anyone who has visited the area will tell you it’s simply gorgeous.
Continue reading Spring fishing in the Thirty Thousand Islands
Fishing season’s not here yet, but that’s no reason not to plan your dream getaway now.
If you’re planning a northern adventure in 2019, we’ve got a few fishing trips to add to your bucket list:
Continue reading 8 bucket list fishing trips in Northeastern Ontario
Good news, campers! Our parks are implementing new ways to deter bears and other wild critters from making off with your dinner.
Read about which parks offer bear-resistant storage containers and how you can use them during your trips.
Continue reading Stop bears from snacking on your food