1. Ruffed Grouse! He or she was a very good subject. I saw this bird alongside a road in the northern end of Bracebridge, Ontario. I’ve got a few more that I’ll post in the near future.

     
  2. Scenes from Algonquin Provincial Park.

     
  3. Backyard blooms! All these are in my backyard; it’s nice to see some spring colour.

     
  4. averymuether:

    This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!

    All creatures have their purpose.

    (via scientificillustration)

     
  5. Hiked along the Bruce Trail near Orangeville, Ontario yesterday. This is a tributary of the Nottawasaga River; the trail crosses it via two neat little wood bridges.

     
  6. Action shots of a delightful little Carolina Wren eating suet in my backyard. I can see this from my kitchen window!!

     
  7. This skunk cabbage was a welcome sign of spring on a lovely hike last Sunday. There had been a light snow overnight which drew us backward, seasonally speaking. By afternoon it had warmed and I was glad to have left my windbreaker in the car. Our hike leader had a spare pair of icers that just so happened to fit my boots; were it not for them I wouldn’t have been able to participate: that much snow and ice remained on ground that still sees more shade than sun.

    I’m looking forward to hiking the Headwaters Trail again, once the last, dogged remnants of snow and ice have melted, and the mud has dried.

     
  8. Bliss.

    (Source: hikingdreams)

     
  9. Two more photographs of the female Northern Cardinal I saw earlier this month.

     
  10. Perfection.

    (Source: hikingdreams)