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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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Some zoo favorites

My son & I recently did a trip to the Toronto Zoo. Our annual Turtle Tally Appreciation Day. After we were done there. Another great day of information and speakers, we went out in the zoo for a couple hours. The pandas as always were a big hit. And the white lions and penguins including little Scooby. What a sweetheart he was.

 I love this so I cropped it in. The lion is giving the lioness a little pat on the rear and has the biggest smile on his face. It was so cute. He just perked right up. Gotta love it.!!!

 Little Scooby was so busy watching the people the keeper had to come out and get him. Oh so cute.

 Handsome beasts. And so playful. I could watch them for hours on end.

A day at the lake

I know this old tractor has nothing to do with the lake but I thought it was a very cool old red tractor.

 Now on with the lake.
 An immature herring gull having a nice refreshing bath.

 Great Back Backed Gull and herring gull. Just to show the shear size of the GBBG.
 Rainbow over the lake
 A double crested cormorant drying its wings after a dip.
 Downtown Barrie waterfront
 Cormorants n gulls on the government dock where I live

 Amazing clouds over the lake.

 Magnificent willow

Baby red squirrels

Well I could not believe it when I came upon 3 baby red squirrels. They were having a grand time playing in a magnificent big old willow tree right by the lake. I also have 3 young very young but not this young gray squirrels at the house. 2 gray and 1 black. Lots of food around for them and lots of leaves for a nice warm nest as well. But what a surprise.

1st Snow November 8th 2013

November 8th we woke up to the first snow on the ground. Not a lot but oh was it pretty. Got the dog ready and off we went. The lake was booming with waterfowl of various kinds. A few loons one of which caught a very nice sized perch. Goldeneyes, common mergansers, mallards a few Canada geese, gulls and way out I heard long tail ducks.

It was very pretty and I couldn't refuse getting out there and snapping off photo after photos.

The lake was spectacular on the other side. The trees covered in fresh white snow and the smoke billowing out into the brisk air.

Ducks near the shore moseyed on out when I approached, Quite a number in close.
   The other side of the lake,breath taking in my eyes.

 Still some color around here. A touch of snow on top of that color was lovely.

  A loon with a nice perch, were a few around and the fishing was good.
Wonderful clouds but stormy.

  An immature male common merganser was paddling along right at the shore. Then he saw me and did an abrupt turn around and headed out chattering the whole way. Got a chuckle out of that one.
A common loon and some Canada geese near shore.

My dog Malcolm. Enjoying the snow but the dirt roads really did a number on him. Oh the dirt. He had fun. Me not so much!!!!!