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I remember the first Winter I spent in Ontario here - we went for a drive to Port Stanley and were amazed to see that Lake Erie had frozen! We were used to large bodies of water around Britain being salt water, and therefore not freezing in the wintertime, but here was this huge lake, frozen solid as far as the eye could see! Lots of people here in Ontario enjoy skiing, ice skating and other outdoor activities in the winter.
Lorne Greene, best known for his role of Ben Cartwright in the TV series Bonanza - Lorne Greene
Bayfield - on Lake Huron, Bayfield - a pretty village has great shopping, live theatre, great restaurants
Elora is a great place for a road trip at any time of year, but it is super good for finding those unique Christmas gifts for loved ones - especially as the village is holding a Starlight Shopping event on November 22 & 23 - stores will be open until 10:00 pm.
To ride a snow machine on the O.F.S.C. Trails (Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs), or anywhere off your own property, in the Province of Ontario, a driver's license and valid insurance is required by all riders.
The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, can be seen in the northern hemisphere, including here in Southern Ontario. These mysterious lights have always fascinated me and on the occasions that I have observed them, the sight has ...
Sunnybrook Farm Garden-level Guest Suite in St Thomas, Ontario, is a great place for a quiet weekend away this winter - there's a cozy wood fire and a relaxing hot-tub where you can unwind after a busy work week.
In Canada, one the most distinctly plumed birds is the Cardinal. Of all the birds in Ontario, this brilliantly coloured bird is so spectacular that it is almost unmistakable. This is one of our non-migratory species so it is around the bird-feeders all year long, but shows up so well against the snow, in the winter time.
I saw this bird of prey on my balcony today October 21 around 3:30 pm. I live in North York, near Sheppard and Don Mills. I can't recognize this bird - actually I think it is the first time I have seen a bird of prey so close. Any help to recognize this bird is very welcome because I am very curious to know more about it!
Two Turkey vultures playing like a steeple.
About 5 years ago I moved to a neighbourhood that edges onto the east side of the Don Valley, and I've noted that a couple times now I've seen a large
Wednesday August 8, 2018 around 8:30 pm we turned on our sprinkler and this owl came for what we assumed was a drink.We shut sprinkler off so it would
I saw this little guy this morning, he was about the size of a squirrel, sitting on my deck rail. I’m surprised how close he let me get. I'm not
If one hummer is a delight, imagine have eight or nine flying around your head. These little wonders have taken up our back yard in Sault Ste Marie Ont.
I must have a nest close by. I see one hawk missing a lot of tail feathers scooping up the red winged blackbirds. They chase him all over. Recently
Over my house in Chippawa Wednesday evening. There were two of them, one higher than the other, slowly circled around for 20 minutes then joined together
Saw a possum (January 10/18) walking along the fence in my backyard in North Oshawa.
Peter G sent us these pictures of a little lost chick he found in his yard. There are no parents around and he can't see a nest where this little bird
We heard howling and yipping for over 6 months in the late evening or early hours of the morning, but previously always in the distance, this was up close! We got out of bed to look and there in the full moonlight and white snow background sat a large animal, about the size of a large Alsatian dog, tall long legs and a huge long brush tail.
Elizabeth from Owen Sound, Ontario, wrote to tell us about her Raccoon encounter ...
One of our readers saw this beautiful Cooper's Hawk in Woodstock, Ontario.
This beautiful 6 bedroom home on 8.84 acres, with pool, hot-tub & river, is on the market! If you enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, this home may be for you! Your money can buy so much more in St Thomas, Ontario! This home is listed at $975,000 ...
Located near Rockton, Ontario, the African Lion Safari has always been an annual excursion for our family, especially when we have visitors from Europe staying with us. The African Lion Safari park is about an hour from Toronto and from London, half an hour from Hamilton and Kitchener, so it is easily accessible from the east or west.
The Wood Duck is considered to be a "Perching Duck", meaning that although this bird feeds on the surface of the water, it tends to perch and build its nests in the holes of trees, rather than on the ground.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, on April 30th 1959, he is best known for his portrayal of Constable Benton Fraser in the TV series "Due South" and currently has another Canadian TV show, "Slings and Arrows".
If you want to go to the most southerly point of mainland Canada, then you have to go to Point Pelee. This area is rich in wildlife and I have been told that around half of the species of animals which are found in Ontario, can be found here at the Point!
Bird Watching is a fascinating hobby, enjoyed by young and old alike, and all that is required is a quiet spot to observe the birds and a pair of binoculars and a Bird book, such as the Peterson Guide or other field guide to help you identify the birds you see.
Have you ever wondered what kind of vegetable these are? Well, you may or may not be surprised to find that it is actually a fruit! In the summer, when they are sun-ripened and sweet, eat them raw, just like an apple, for a snack, delicious with just a sprinkle of salt if you like.
Located south of the city of London, Ontario, and north of the village of Port Stanley on Lake Erie's north shore, St Thomas is in a great location for residents, vacationing families and tourists, with a small-town feel, this city has great schools, an airport and a new arena.
The Blue Jays come to our bird feeder all year long and I love to hear their noisy call ... they let the other birds know when there are hawks flying around, they are like Mother Nature's early warning system ...
As I travel around this area of Southern Ontario, I often see these majestic birds as they perch on fences and trees watching for their prey, and if I am lucky I will see them take off gracefully, catching a glimpse of their lovely brick-red tail feathers.
St Marys has a population of 6,300 and is nicknamed "The Stone Town" because of it’s many buildings constructed of the beautiful local limestone, including homes, Churches and commercial buildings.
The Loon, sometimes called the Great Northern Diver, is found in Ontario, and is the size of a large duck.
The pretty town of Kingsville is located right on the north shore of Lake Erie and is well known for its mild weather, world-famous Jack Miner's Bird Sanctuary, and for Colasanti's Tropical Gardens. To other people, this small town is known as the most southerly town in mainland Canada.
I see these birds often flying over our property in Bradford, Ontario. Typically there are one or two. The last couple of days there have been 5
Over my house in Chippawa one Wednesday evening in June. There were two of them, one higher than the other, slowly circled around for 20 minutes then
Hi there - I grew up close to the Bruce Trail in the Hamilton, Ontario area. Living close to the Niagara escarpment I was able to see a lot of different
This bird has grey feathers with a black cap, we have a pair of them. They are about the size of a small Robin. I have not seen them before.
This bird has been coming to my bird feeder for a few days now. It usually eats with the black bird in photo or with the doves. It flew away with a
We have a possum in our yard in Collingwood Ontario. Never seen one in Canada before.
Wood Ducks showing off in Grenadier Pond, High Park, Toronto. I have been told that these beautiful males will lose their colour in summer and become
My wife, granddaughter and I had a sick fox living at the bottom our property in Napanee, the poor thing was suffering from mange. Due to the illness
Colleen Bond On Easter Sunday April 1st 2018. We had left Haliburton village about 7:30 pm. Traveling down highway 21, about 7-10 minutes out of the town,
They were crossing the road then went down the ditch line and into the forest. This was on Boag Road, 1 km west of Highway 48.
Spotted this morning, April 23 2018, on my way to work (8:30am) in Guelph on 25 side road just west of Guelph line. The birds were just sitting in the
This nesting pair has enjoyed my citidiot tendencies by me sprinkling bird seed EVERYWHERE in the OPEN so I can bird watch. And now the Red Tail Hawks
It was amazing to spot this beautiful bird and two young peeking out of their nest. This was in early March 2018, London, Ontario.
Driving along Pressey Road near Walkers Line, just east of the town of Aylmer, Ontario, yesterday I saw a field of Swans on the south side of the road.
Hubby and I went to see the Tundra Swans at the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area yesterday, Friday, March 23rd 2018. There were lost of people with cameras
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