Saturday, May 24, 2014


One of my favourite sounds of spring is the chorus of the spring peeper, which collectively can be quite the disturbance. Even when calling, they can be difficult to locate, and with their camouflage and tiny size, less than an inch long, are often hard to find.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


I found this pair of red trilliums while walking dogs in the forest behind the Muskoka OSPCA. They are usually the first of the trillium family to appear and you may notice they smell like rotten meat, designed to attract flies, necessary for pollination.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


April showers bring forth May flowers and today I spotted some colonies of Trout Lilies below the lookout on Huckleberry Rock. Named for the mottled appearance of their leaves, resembling the spots of a brook trout, they are one of the first flowers to bloom, often before the snow and ice have left, and only for a brief time.