#POTW: Muskrat in Collingwood Harbour ☀️
Photo Credit: Jeffrey Brydges
Collingwood and the Blue Mountains wetlands are teaming with plant and wildlife activity. This muskrat was found meandering through the wetlands in Collingwood's harbour in the Spring 2021. Muskrats make a valuable contribution to wetlands and aquatic communities. By harvesting plants for food and den sites, they create open water for ducks, geese, shorebirds and other wildlife. In addition, a variety...
In partnership with the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, The Towns of Collingwood and The Blue Mountains, the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust erected new signs on Highway 26 at both the East and West ends of the Silver Creek Wetlands.
These signs ensure residents and visitors alike are aware of the provincial significance of the vast Silver Creek Wetlands.
Covering over 450 acres, the Silver Creek Wetlands are fed by two ...
Today we celebrated the Earth! How did you spend #earthday2021 ?
Carl, Willow and Jean-Jacques Michener collect all the trash - mostly construction waste from a nearby DUNNCAP development- along a short stretch of Collingwood’s Pretty River.
#POTW: Common Goldeneye Duck 🦆
Photo Credit and Commentary: Pauleen Home
The male Common Goldeneye adds a bright note to winter days with its radiant amber eye, glistening green-black head, and crisp black-and-white body and wings. The female has a chocolate brown head with the same bright eye that gives this species its name. These distinctively shaped, large-headed ducks dive for their food, eating mostly aquatic invertebrates and fish. This male Goldeneye Duck was seen ...