l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Red Tailed Hawk verses Red Wing Blackbird

This was en route to the turkey vultures. The end of the day for Ann & I was not to shabby. This red wing blackbird was some upset that the red tail hawk was so close by. It gave the hawk a good run for it's money. The setting sun just glistened in their wings.

turkey vulture April 9th. Toronto.

This is part of the next series from shots I took in Toronto.My day trip with my good friend Ann was a great day. This was the great ending.

turkey vulture,road trip with Ann.

April 9th I went to the big city and Ann & I went out on the town(so to speak). This guy was at the end of the day. And the sun was setting. I wasn't going to bother. But then as Ann was out shooting. Watching this bird's magnificent sunlite body changed my mind. I am glad I got out. Love these shots.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Muskrat,painted turtle and red backed salamander.

A few more signs of spring. This muskrat was very busy swimming and then sat for a good grooming while his mate was in another area of this wetland doing the same. Spring peepers calling everywhere,a bull frog,painted turtles galore and red backed salamanders. My nephew was the lucky one today. 3 red backed salamanders, 1 lead backed salamander and one 5 lined skink. Horseshoes or what!!!!

Spring is here!! 5 lined skink

Couldn't resist the call to get out today and go exploring. And what a find we had. My nephew David pulled back a large rock to unfold this beautiful adult 5 lined skink. This is a species at risk. In order to protect the species the location will not be given out.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wild turkeys in my backyard area.

This male wild turkey and his herom of 4 females were by the lake having a ciesta when I came upon them. This male was oblivious to my presence as he was as you can see, busy with other things on his mind. While the females were having a wee nap, he kept strutting his stuff. CUTE!! The female saw me and stood up and they all followed. I ruined the moment. "sorry dude" They all slowly strutted away, male in tow,and grabbed a bit to eat off the driveway. The colors in these birds was amazing. They hang around here for a bit until hunting season. They seem to then know they have to hide. Found one foot belonging to what I think was a female. When I saw them a couple days later there was only 2 females. HMMMMM? Some one else found a whole bunch of tail feathers near that. Very sad.

Old railway factory. Stratford.

This is an old train building where they used to fix locomotive engines. I am not sure how long it has been closed down. But it is a very interesting building. They are apparently thinking of terring it down to build something else in it's place. I think buildings such as this should be left untouched. They are a real peice of history.
The last photo is of the snow storm Fran & I drove home in. April 3rd. Complete with snow lightening of the brightest pinks and oranges flashing across the sky. Cars in the ditch all over the place and a road closure that made us detour through Kitchener. A very interesting trip home for sure. But the main thing is, Fran got us home safe and sound. Patience and driving to the conditions was the key.


Some barns and old buildings en route to Stratford. What a lovely drive. I have many photos of barns and old buildings. I can't posibly put them all in here. So I have chosen these few to share with you.

Downtown Stratford.

Some shots of the downtown part of Stratford. The buildings are very pretty. A very good lookin motorcycle,a clown doing balloons for the kids at the piping the swans festival and my friend Fran obviously at the festival with her festive swan hat. Cute!

Piping The Swans,Entertainment.

Meet Sarah Longwing,"named after a butterfly." This lovely young lady has a fantastic voice. My friend Fran & I were walking through the parking lot after the festival was over and the swans were in the water. We had photographed all we needed to and was time to start thinking about the trip home. The we heard this beautiful voice ringing across the air. We turned and looked at each other and decided we had to go and check this out. She was doing swan songs and tails from scandinavia. It was so beautiful & interesting. I am a lover of swans so had to stay to hear what she had to say. She put her 110% into her performance. Love what she does. Oh yes!! And it showed. We stayed and watched her and listened to her stories. It was a wonderful end to our perfect day.