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Two Osprey hanging out at their nest atop an old hydro pole in Snyder's Flats. 

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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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The Parkbus provides access to Algonquin from Ottawa and Algonquin, Grundy Lake, French River, Killarney, the Georgian Bay Islands and the Bruce Peninsula from Toronto. This is a great seasonal service for anyone without a car. 
 
5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Parkbus Trip! The latest post from the Parkbus blog. 

(And if I do say so myself, it's written quite handsomely.)
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Here's one more picture of the baby snapping turtles. That belly button like spot on the bottom plastron (shell) is the remains of the yolk sack from the egg.

#Chelydra #Reptile #Turtle #SnappingTurtle 
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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. 

#GrandRiver   #Spring   #Flood   #Elora   #EloraGorge  
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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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Loon Island Outdoors promotes outdoor recreation including canoe tripping and fishing along with everything that goes into a great adventure.