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Nature Photo of the Week – Pair of Bald Eagles Nesting by Cam Powell

Sighting a bald eagle soaring in the sky is always majestic.  However it can be even more exciting to spot a pair resting in their enormous nest.  This beautiful pair were spotted nesting in our Silver Creek Wetlands last Spring.  In recent years, bald eagles were near extinction due to human activity and lack [...]

2021-02-10T12:22:07-04:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Beautiful Winter White by Barbara Reid

This beautiful photograph was taken at the top of the Niagara escarpment near the Scenic Caves.  It highlights the many shades of white, blue and green found in our snowy winter landscapes.                                         [...]

2021-02-10T12:22:57-04:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Winter at Blue Mountain by Jeffrey Brydges

Like many of you, I am missing our traditional Collingwood-area winter activities including downhill skiing and snowboarding. This week's Nature Photo was taken last winter and features an early snowfall at one of my favourite skiing destinations- Blue Mountain's South Base Lodge. Looking forward to a big snowfall and more fun winter activities!   [...]

2021-02-10T12:23:48-04:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Save Escarpment Wetlands by Jeffrey Brydges

I am sure many of you have walked along the Boardwalk Trail overlooking the wetlands of Collingwood Harbour and enjoyed its many birds, turtles and other wetlands creatures.  This is just one of our many critical wetlands areas which the BMWT and many others are fighting to preserve. Please help us SAVE the Niagara [...]

2021-02-10T12:25:06-04:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Snowy Owl by Gary Cauthers

Just as it was this morning, this beautiful Snowy Owl can sometimes be spotted on a cold, sunny day in these parts where it spends the winter before heading north again in the spring to its breeding grounds in Northern Canada. These photos were taken near Stayner.   As you can see Snowy Owls [...]

2021-02-10T12:25:54-04:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Photo of the Week|

It’s hardly the place for a boat channel – George Powell speaks out in defense of our Wetlands

Click on the Link below for the Simcoe.com article: ‘It’s hardly the place for a boat channel’: Collingwood environmental group critical of committee decision (simcoe.com)

2021-01-14T14:52:44-04:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Development, Education, News, Silver Creek, Silver Creek Wetland|

Nature Photo of the Week – Green Heron at Water’s Edge by Pauleen Home

Green Heron at Water's Edge From a distance, the Green Heron is a dark, stocky bird hunched on slender yellow legs often hidden behind a tangle of leaves. Seen up close as in this beautiful photo it is a striking bird with a velvet-green back and rich chestnut body.  These small herons crouch patiently [...]

2021-01-12T12:06:32-04:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Blue Morph Snow Goose by Pauleen Home

Blue Morph Snow Goose This rare bird sighting was discovered at Beaver Pond, Bruce Sidetrail near Sideroad 19 in Heathcote this past October.  This lone white-headed, pink-footed Blue Morph Snow Goose was found hanging out with the other Canada Geese.  Snow Geese are known to migrate south in large numbers over the [...]

2021-01-12T12:01:07-04:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Collingwood’s Bald Eagle by Cam Powell (December 9, 2020)

Collingwood's Bald Eagle Ever wonder why Collingwood and Blue Mountain's wetlands are so important?  One of the many reasons is they are home to some of our most important and beautiful birds, animals, mammals and other creatures.  The majestic Bald Eagle is always a thrill to see whether soaring in the sky [...]

2021-01-12T11:54:46-04:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – American Goldfinch by Pauleen Home (December 17, 2020)

American Goldfinch One of the prettiest birds found in our backyards in the Collingwood and Blue Mountains areas are American Goldfinches.  In the winter, American Goldfinches' bright yellow plumage becomes slighter duller but they may still be identified by their conical bills and wing bands.               [...]

2021-01-12T11:48:12-04:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Photo of the Week|
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