Monday, May 26, 2014

Please Break For Snakes

We encountered this eastern hognose snake struggling to cross a busy boating channel and provided it with a break on a paddle, before monitoring the rest of its journey to shore and safety.

Kitchi's Chair

We discovered that the only campground open this time of year was Cedar Spring and, expecting it to be busier, were pleasantly surprised to find that we shared it with only one other party for the duration of our stay. We camped at site 61, overlooking the water and the closest to Finger Point and Kitchi's Chair, where we spent every morning enjoying our breakfast and the view.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Rattler Roundup

I was excited to participate in a special event arranged for the Parry Sound Nature Club. Joining Kenton Otterbien, park naturalist, and his team of researchers, we spent the afternoon searching for rattlesnakes. We spotted two dozen in two hours, a record number, of which fifteen were collected and processed for research purposes before being released.