Christopher Jobson Landscape photographer Timothy Corbin recently captured some stunning photos of ice-laden tress on the shore of Lake Ontario. It’s amazing is to see the evidence of what must have been hours of violent waves creating layers of ice that now hover over water or ice that’s now perfectly serene. You can see a […]
Deepen Your Love Go wandering. Find a place where you can sit and listen quietly to the poetry of the forest. Take time to look at the different trees, to observe the way they grow. Learn the names of the ferns, wildflowers, and forest birds. Find a space to lie down and gaze up, and […]
This morning I enjoyed a stroll along the Humber River. There was Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) in bloom along many of the paths. I love these little flowers, delicate golden yellow blooms decorated with bits of fiery red.
For the past couple years, I’ve been participating in the TDSB nature walks let by naturalist Miles Hearn. I’ve learned so much about the natural world around me during that time, all without leaving the Greater Toronto Area. Yesterday I went on the first walk of the fall session. I enjoy this time of year, […]
The shortest and steepest of Parks Canada’s three guided hikes in the Burgess Shale fossil beds, Mount Stephen is a trilobite lover’s dream! And the views are terrific, too.
Parks Canada added a third option to its menu of Burgess Shale guided hikes this summer. We did their Wolcott Quarry hike back in 2009. Five years later, we joined the second (ever) offering of the new guided hike to the Stanley Glacier. It’s an easy 10 km hike with lots of appeal: fire, ice, […]
“Yoho” is a Cree expression of awe and wonder, and our day in Yoho Valley did not disappoint. On the bus ride there, we passed under several wildlife corridors, which have proven successful at allowing animals safe passage over the highways while reducing insurance claims for vehicle accidents. Our first stop was at the Yoho […]