Showing posts with label Ontario. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ontario. Show all posts

Friday, September 25, 2015

Hike in a Spectacular Wildlife Habitat...

A few days ago I decided to explore the west coast of Ontario.
Here I discovered the most beautiful and very interesting Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area
a major wetland habitat in southwestern Ontario.
I have visited many parks enjoyed my long walks, the diversity of fauna, flora, fungi and lichens.
When I arrived on a warm and sunny autumn day I fell in love with this area.



I hiked along the 12 km trails and 20 km of dykes tops. 
2200 hectares of mixed terrain, open waters, swamps and marshes providing habitat for birds , 
mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plants. Photographed some wildflowers, forests and marshes. 
When I left to drive back home I knew I'll be back soon. 


http://www.hullettmarsh.com/map_of_hullett_marsh.html







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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) - Die Rauchschwalbe

Pictures taken in Point Pelee Park, Leamington Ontario
August 13, 2015

The barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) is the most widespread species of swallow in the world.
It is a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings. 
It is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. 
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Die Rauchschwalbe (Hirundo rustica) ist eine Vogelart aus der Familie der Schwalben 
(Hirundinidae). Sie ist ein Zugvogel.





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Links and information:
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_swallow

All about birds
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/barn_swallow/lifehistory


Monday, May 18, 2015

Victoria Day weekend - Elmira Lions Trail...

Celebrating Victoria Day with 
a beautiful Sunday morning walk around 

Lions Lake Trail/Woolwich Reservoir, Floradale, Ontario.
When Queen Victoria died in 1901, 
Parliament made her birthday an annual holiday.

I really enjoyed my 7 km walk through lovely forested areas.

Discovered wildflowers, Dryad's Saddle, Polyporus Squamosus fungi and 
beautiful views over the Woolwich Reservoir. 





http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/elmira-lions-lake-trail
http://www.hember.ca/hikes/Floradale/index.html

Dryad's Saddle, Polyporus Squamosus fungi

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nordic Walking around Victoria Park, Kitchener, Ontario


A beautiful spring morning ...

I joined a new group of Nordic Walkers to explore the area around Victoria Park and Lake.
Victoria Park is the oldest and most centrally located park in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. 

Situated in the heart of downtown Kitchener, Victoria Park is home to numerous events and festivities. The Park underwent extensive renovation and landscaping and is now enjoyed by residents and wildlife as well. 

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Ein schöner Frühlingsmorgen ...

Ich trat eine neuer Gruppe von Nordic Walkers bei,  erkundete die Gegend rund um den Victoria Park und See.
Victoria Park ist der älteste und am meisten zentral gelegene Park in Kitchener, Ontario, Kanada.
Gelegen im Herzen von Downtown Kitchener, Victoria Park ist die Heimat, zahlreicher Veranstaltungen und Feierlichkeiten. Der Park unterging umfangreichen Renovierungen und Landschaftsgestaltungen und wird jetzt von Anwohnern und Wildtieren genossen.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn at Nawautin Nature Sanctuary....


It is always a privilege for me to visit and walk through
Nawautin Nature Sanctuary located in Grafton, Ontario.
A place so peaceful and serene. 
Every time when I return to Nawautin I see the sanctuary with new eyes. The change of the seasons from spring to fall allow me to observe nature closeup. And every season is  more beautiful and provides breathtaking scenery. I always will treasure my walks through the sanctuary and 
along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. 
Last night I watched the weather report and it is snowing in 
Western Canada.  
                        If  Winter comes soon, can Spring be far behind?    
                                                                                                              Hope to return than ...                

 Es ist immer ein Privileg für mich, wenn ich  das Nawautin Naturreservat in
Grafton, Ontario besuchen kann . 
 Ein sehr friedlicher und stiller Ort.  
Jedes Mal, wenn ich zurückkehre, sehe ich  das Naturreservat mit neuen Augen.  Die Änderung der Jahreszeiten vom Frühling bis zum Herbst, erlaubt mir, die Natur sehr nahe zu beobachten. Und jede Jahreszeit ist schöner und zeigt eine atemberaubende Szenerie. Ich werde, meine Spaziergänge durch das Naturreservat und Strand, entlang des Ontario Sees immer schätzen. 
Gestern Abend habe ich dem Wetterbericht zugeschaut und es schneit in West-Kanada. 
Wenn der Winter bald kommt, 
kann der Frühling nicht  weit sein? 
Ich hoffe, ich kann dann zurückzukehren... 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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Sunday, December 16, 2007

2007 snow storm to remember



Massive storm causes whiteout conditions in Toronto and Ontario.
I was able to take a few pictures from the front of our house and backyard in Guildwood.
Environment Canada says the worst is yet to come from a massive winter storm that has swept up from the U.S. Midwest to batter Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.
Between 20 and 40 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on the various regions before it's over.



Photographed through our dining room window, it looks lovely..
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Saturday, September 1, 2007

First of September 2007


When the goldenrod is yellow,
And leaves are turning brown -
Reluctantly the summer goes
In a cloud of thistledown.
When squirrels are harvesting
And birds in flight appear -
By these autumn signs we know
September days are here.

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)

It's time to pick Ontario apples on Pieter's Appleyard in Salem, Ontario

Blue Jay flew in from the garden next door

First leaves are dropping from our Ash tree in front of our house.










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