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It's good to know that the Easter Bunny is already hanging around the neighbourhood. ;-)

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The Grand River is in full spring flood right now. One of the most dramatic spots to watch the river is where it flows through the town of Elora, just as it enters the Elora Gorge. 

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I know folks are running the NIth River this week, but I don't know anyone running the Gorge. At least not yet, it will probably be good for the weekend.
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You won't be seeing babies like these until the end of August. Even then, we've only seen newly hatched snapping turtles once in the 14 years that we have had the cottage.

#SnappingTurtle #Hatching #Baby   #Reptiles   #Turtles   #Wildlife  
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They suffer a lot of nest predation which means they have a low birthrate despite the # of eggs being laid. We know where these ones hatched, but that beach usually gets cleaned out as soon as the eggs are laid. 
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It looks like our local beaver colony survived the winter. 

#Beaver   #Castorcanadensis   #Spring   #Wildlife  
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I had always thought these butterflies were called 'Black Admiral's' but it turn out they are really a White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis). 

This particular one hung around our campsite on Shirley Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park one lazy morning, with some beautiful light for photography.
#Butterfly #WhiteAdmiralButterfly #Algonquin #ShirleyLake #Algonquinprovincialpark #OntarioParks #Limentis #Limentisarthemis
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I'm thinking that Wolf Lake is an area I need to try and check out this year. 
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Here's another one of the baby snapping turtles we saw that day. For scale, the bolt on the left is a 1/2" diameter.

#Turtle   #Baby   #SnappingTurtle   #Chelydra   #Chelydraserpentina   #Ontario   #Reptiles   #Wildlife  
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The adults do have a fairly long tail, but this hatchling's tail looks to be longer than it's shell. I'm not sure that the adult's tails are quite as long proportionally.
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Madeline wrote this poem a couple of years ago and I still love it.

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The Osprey have returned and are apparently finding enough open water to catch a meal.
#Bird #Birding #Birdwatching #GRCA #GrandRiver #Osprey #Pandionhaliaetus #Spring #GrandRiverConservationAuthority — at Snyder's Flats.
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The picture was taken on the portage from Canoe Lake to Joe Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. Mads was only 12, but she had been portaging the canoes during her Girl Guide camp earlier in the summer and insisted that she was going to carry the canoe on our father-daughter trip. Not that I was complaining.  — at Canoe Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park.

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Loon Island Outdoors promotes outdoor recreation including canoe tripping and fishing along with everything that goes into a great adventure.