Road Trip 2014 Countdown
It's almost road trip time again and to say that I'm starting to get excited would be an understatement! In four weeks I'll be off on another adventure and it will be my largest one yet. The destination? The Maritimes! Over three weeks of visiting parks, hiking trails, and capturing as many moments as I can all over New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Keep reading.
Ontario Parks Summer Pass 2014
It finally arrived! In an effort to ensure that I get myself to as many parks as possible this year, I picked up an Ontario Parks Summer Pass. Not only will it be great for random day trips and hiking, but I also hope it leads to some great photo opportunities and stories as it's now even easier for me to visit our provincial parks. Keep reading.
Time flies when you’re having fun!
I cannot believe NaturalOntario.ca has been quiet for so long! That doesn't mean that things haven't been happening, in fact it's quite the opposite. I've been so busy lately and had so many commitments demanding my attention that I haven't been able to focus on sharing my thoughts and stories. But, as the seasons change, so do my responsibilities. It's time to get back out there and get back on here! Keep reading.
Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve
Continuing my exploration of The Niagara Escarpment, this past weekend I visited a place that has long held some mystery for me. A lot of my trips involve driving along Highway 10 and, once you pass Orangeville, you'll begin to see signs for Hockley Valley Provincial Nature Reserve. I always kept telling myself I needed to check it out but by the time I'd get home it would have slipped my mind. So when I started searching for places to visit this past weekend and Hockley Valley kept turning up in my search, I took it as a sign that I really needed to go. I kept digging but trying to find an accurate trail map turned out to be really difficult. All I could find was an artistic representation with no scale and a web site that I should prepare for a lot of hills on a route that would hopefully be about 15km. Thankfully, things became clearer (and a lot more interesting) once we made it to the southern trail head. Keep reading.
With all the news about whole bee colonies dying off I decided to change things up slightly for July. Below are a few of my favourite insect macro shots that I've taken over the years. I must admit I was extremely lucky to get a few of these shots. I was just in the right place at the right time! Keep reading.