References to news stories, blog entries, and website updates relevant to experiencing and appreciating the natural environment, especially (but not limitted to) the Algonquin Highlands and the adjacent Ottawa Valley.
Friday Chuckle: Camping Tips with Camp Cariboo from Trail Swag
This week's Friday Chuckle sure takes me back to my childhood. We could only get a few channels on the family TV (depending on which direction the wind was blowing), and one of the early morning Saturday shows on CTV that I used to watch was Camp Cariboo. Here's your typical over the top, Canadian TV show for kids that tried to sneak in some life lessons through humour. Thanks to Tom and Mark for this great show. One of the segments,
Warm US West, cold East: A 4,000-year pattern (4/18/2014) from Geology Times
Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, and suggests it may worsen as Earth's climate warms.
Big Bang to Little Swoosh from NYTimes.com
The discovery of gravitational waves in the fabric of space may go down as one of the greatest in the history of science.
Friends of Ontario Parks from Parks Blog
The next time you walk the boardwalk at Presquile Provincial Park or attend the Huron Fringe Birding Festival at MacGregor Point Provincial Park, thank a Friend.
A Meanest Link story to get you from Algonquin Outfitters
The Meanest Link canoe route received unprecedented attention in 2013, when The Happy Camper, Kevin Callan, completed the route with his canoeing partner Andy Baxter. Kevins terrific videos about the route created a lot of buzz, not to to mention that he took the Once Around Algonquin story on his winter speaking tour.
Hummingbirds: still evolving endless forms most wonderful from GrrlScientist | Science | The Guardian
GrrlScientist: A new study finds that the rising Andes is tied to the rapid speciation of hummingbirds. This study also predicts that hummingbirds will evolve twice as many species as what we see today.