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Nature Photo of the Week – Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day to Mother Nature and all the Mothers, Grandmothers and special women who love and take care of their families, friends and our community each and every day. "A mother's love is more beautiful than any fresh flower."  Debasis Mridha                            [...]

2020-07-03T17:13:46-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – A Pileated Woodpecker Calls Collingwood Home

A pair of Pileated Woodpeckers require a home territory of more than 40 ha of mature forest to settle so they are not encountered with much frequency.  The largest woodpecker in North America, this big dashing bird with a red crest seemed to be  quite at home in the wooded area [...]

2020-07-03T17:03:55-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – A True White Beauty

The Collingwood area is so fortunate to be home to many beautiful White Swans and their cygnets.  Amongst the largest flying birds, swans gracefully glide over our Georgian Bay waters with their cygnets always close behind.                                   [...]

2020-07-03T16:58:24-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Moss and Log

How many times have you seen a beautiful moss-laden log on your hikes along the Bruce or other local area trails?  Enjoy this wonderful image taken on one of Collingwood's many gorgeous nature trails.                                       [...]

2020-07-03T16:51:47-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Northern Shoveler Duck

This Northern Shoveler Duck was recently found skimming the surface of the Collingwood Harbour.  The bill of the Northern Shoveler is big (about 2.5 inches long) and shaped like a shovel.  Their odd-shaped bill has about 110 fine projections (called lamellae) along the edges that act like a colander, filtering out tiny [...]

2020-07-03T16:42:20-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Welcome Spring Creatures

Welcome Spring Creatures It might not feel like Spring outside yet but April still means the arrival of many woodland creatures including Collingwood's many Spring bunnies. These happy creatures visit our many Blue Mountain-area gardens and open meadows. Photo Credit:  Jeffrey Brydges

2020-04-26T15:37:43-04:00April 26th, 2020|Categories: Photo of the Week|

Nature Photo of the Week – Birds Return From Their Winter Homes

The return of birds to Ontario after a long Winter signals warmer weather & better days ahead.  One of the more interesting  are Turkey Vultures which return each spring from their winter homes in the Southern U.S. and Central America.  Turkey Vultures are large, dark birds with sharply hooked beaks and [...]

2020-04-21T11:24:57-04:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Photo of the Week, Uncategorized|