Wildlife Sightings At Pinery Provincial Park

Wildlife Sightings At Pinery Provincial Park

On Tuesday May 9, 2017 I went hiking and paddling at the Pinery Provincial Park. I hiked the Carolinian Trail and then I paddled along the river (south of the store and canoe rentals).  While there I was able to see a Muskrat, Pileated Woodpecker, Green Heron, Sandpiper (not sure what species) and the highlight of the day was spending time observing a pair of Sandhill Cranes with two chicks.  It was a great day to be in the park and enjoy my first paddle of the season! For those who might be concerned please know that I shot these…
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They’re Back!

They’re Back!

Who’s back? Well the birds- at least some of them. The warm weather and longer days has me wishing I could go out everyday.! This last week I managed to get out to Wawanosh, Perch Creek , Hiawatha Park , Dow Wetlands and a car tour of Lambton County. Insert meadowlark here             I was lucky enough to find Meadowlarks at Dow Wetlands and Kettle Point. I’ve heard they had been seen elsewhere too! Cedar waxwings are also back- filling the air with their trilling calls. The Killdeers are calling, the bald eagles nest sitting and the hawks are paired off!…
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Mid April Avian Sightings, 2016

Mid April Avian Sightings, 2016

Last spring I purchased a 600mm lens and headed out to Canatara Park to see what birds I could spot, and to see if I could actually photograph any of them. To be honest, I wanted to see whether or not I was going to enjoy a longer lens. I'm not a birder, although I love them and wish I could identify more species than I can. I have often captured the birds visiting my feeders in the winter, but that's always been for fun and to document the species. Here are some of the shots I took on April…
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Post your Lambton County Nature Sightings

Post your Lambton County Nature Sightings

One of the things that the LWI blog posts can be used for is to share Lambton County wildlife sightings with other LWI members.  The LWI community is always yearning to know as much as possible about nature in Lambton County, and when you see something interesting it might be nice to write a brief post.  Of course providing information on the exact location of nests or vulnerable things should be avoided. Here is an example short post based on a sighting that we experienced back in September: Yesterday, while on our way to Hawk Cliff, we spotted two fox…
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Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Spotted

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Spotted

The Eastern Hog-nosed snake is a threatened species in Ontario. During a fall hike recently in the Pinery, we spotted this young one lying in the leaves along the edge of a trail. We photographed it and then showed it to the Naturalists at the Visitor's Centre. They asked us to fill out a 'Species At Risk' form and to upload an image to their site. (more…)
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