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.
Tips For Shooting In Wet or Damp Conditions from PhotoNaturalist
Tips For Shooting In Wet or Damp Conditions | PhotoNaturalist - nature photography tips and tutorials - camera, damp, dry, humid, landscape, ocean, protect, rain, water, wet
How To Guide Your Viewer Through An Image from PhotoNaturalist
How To Guide Your Viewer Through An Image | PhotoNaturalist - nature photography tips and tutorials - composition, direction, flow, frame, image, landscape, lead, leading, lines, view
Suspected blue-green algae blooms found in Upper Rideau Lake from Ottawa Citizen
Blooms of what is believed to be potentially toxic blue-green algae have been identified in a bay on Upper Rideau Lake. Staff from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment collected samples from McNally's Bay on Monday after Jayne MacDonald, president of the Upper Rideau Lake Association, relayed ...
Discovering the Beauty of Ontarioâs Southern Belle: The Carolinian Forest from Parks Blog
This summer, why not beat the heat and enjoy a deliciously lazy afternoon fanning yourself beneath a leafy sassafras tree, sipping lemonade and reading your favourite book? Or, by taking a relaxing stroll among the tulip trees or red oaks, with their luxurious canopies whispering from above? Inhale the beauty, exhale the stress.
Fire Styles for Winter Campers from WinterCampers.com
The purpose of a fire - reflected heat, quick or long cooking or merely aesthetics - dictates the appropriate style. Four common styles are tepee, reflector, ...
Unusual July Temperatures from Earth Observatory
If you live in the northern hemisphere, the past few weeks have been strange. In places where it should be seasonably hot, itâs just warm. In places where weather is usually mild in the summer, it has been ridiculously hot.
Trip Log - Brent to Cauchon Lake and Return from The McElroys of Point Alexander
An account with photographs of a four night canoe trip in Algonquin Park, starting at Brent on Cedar Lake, staying on Laurel Lake and Cauchon Lake, and passing through Little Cedar Lake, Aura Lee Lake and Little Cauchon Lake. We visited the ruins of Kish Kaduk Lodge, investigated some possible Tom Thomson painting locations and explored the Mink Lake sill.
Kish Kaduk Lodge from The McElroys of Point Alexander
An photographic account of the current state of Kish Kaduk Lodge at Government Park on Cedar Lake in Algonquin Park
Photo Gallery: Brent to Cauchon Lake and Return from The McElroys of Point Alexander
A gallery of photos from a four night canoe trip in northern Algonquin Park, from Brent to Cauchon Lake via Cedar Lake, Little Cedar Lake, Aura Lee Lake, Laurel Lake, and Little Cauchon Lake and return.
Scientists call for increased conservation efforts to save black bears from Eureka
To combat the decline of black bears and repopulate the mountainous region of the Central Interior Highlands, more than 250 bears from Minnesota and Manitoba were relocated to Arkansas in the 1950s and 1960s. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have analyzed genetic diversity in black bears in the CIH and have determined that coordinated conservation management is still needed to maintain healthy populations of black bears in the region.
Algae Bloom on Lake Erie from Earth Observatory
Microcystis blooms have become a regular occurrence on the lake. In 2014, the bloom was especially intense around the water intake for Toledo, Ohio, causing managers to warn residents not to consume public drinking water for several days.
Go Take a Hike! from NYTimes.com
If human-made messes are getting you down, try rejuvenating in the cathedral of the wilderness.
Thomson's The Jack Pine and The West Wind have been restored to glory from Ottawa Citizen
Tom Thomson's two greatest paintings now hang together at the National Gallery of Canada, and they have never looked so good. The Jack Pine and The West Wind were made by Tom Thomson in 1917, not long before he drowned in his beloved Algonquin Park, and now they're the stars in Masterpiece in F...