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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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Haliburton Wolf Center

Just recently my son & I did a trip to the Haliburton Forest and wildlife reserve's wolf center. It was amazing. The wolves were right at the center's viewing station as feeding time was the next day. So they could smell the food and were getting ready for a feast. There are 5 wolves there. Fang is the new alpha male. 2 years old. Luna is the alpha female and her sister Maya. And the 2 other girls at 1 in a half are Maple and Molly. It was a trip we will surely make again. To sit in the viewing center and watch the wolves interacting was so peaceful. We got there later in the day and it started to rain and got dark. But the wolves were certainly co operative and sitting with them was a true pleasure.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Day out

A day out with a friend turned out to be a pretty nice day. Calling for rain all day the day before. We changed our original plans. When we woke up to sunshine we decided we had to get out after all, and headed out in the Barrie and surrounding area and got some great shots. After a day of shooting we went home tired but satisfied. Highlights were the sandhill cranes and frisky horses in a field. Cloud formations were amazing and reflections breath taking. What a great day!!

Birds in my backyard

After days & days of rain. The sun finally came out although it was quite cool. But with it the birds came. I have had about 9 white throated sparrows for a couple weeks now. And they are quite tame it seems. A female immature ( this years) pileated woodpecker showed up. She sat long enough for me to run inside, grab my camera and shoot these from inside the house through the window. Didn't want to miss her. She was interested in this birdhouse and was peeking inside and pecking at it. Back and forth a  couple times to the peanuts. So this made my day. I haven't seen the baby pileated's here for 2 years now. They always came with mom & dad. With a huge massive development going in in up the street. My birds have not been the same. They say it wont make a difference. When you have documented for 20 years or more. You do see a difference. Then my cardinal came to the berries on my red dogwood out by my front window later in the day. So these were taken also through my front window. Busy day indeed. Loved every minute.

Old house in the forest

Forests are so amazing you never know what you will come across. While in Toronto in Sept. doing a bioblitz. We came across this old stone house in a forest. Very rustic and I bet very pretty in its day. I still think it is pretty. Something about stone houses. They are very unique. Now it is surrounded by wildlife, some making it there home. Snakes,frogs,salamanders and then animals of the furry kind as well. I would live there in a heartbeat!!  And all in the heart of a big city. But no noise, traffic or people.

The Magic of a Forest September 2013

     The magic of a forest is an amazing adventure. My niece and her family are very lucky to have a big forest on their property. Although for safety the kids are only allowed to go there with their parents or other adults due to coyotes in the area who pass through this forest. When they go in . Lets just say they take it all in. They are absorbed by the huge trees, they want to learn. They observe the life within. A forest is a true magical place for all ages. They have beautiful apple trees and a wetland. What a place for kids to grow up in.

 Picking apples

 New generation of tree huggers.

 Kids in the forest with the adults. Great fun.

Standing on the bridge over one of the wetlands is my son,daughter,myself and my husband. What an incredible place.