Saturday, July 9, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
What a great turn out.
This map is of the longer hike. One hour and 4.5km
The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority has pictures up on their face book page see it now
2016 Timmins Winter Hiking Day - Part Two see it now
Frank Giorno add 22 of his pictures from the day see them now
Pictures taken with my camera in the hands of others see them now
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Great Turnout !! Down to Earth Day.
Agenda and links are on the left under Pages.
Great Discussion about composting and vermicomposting.
There was over 125 years of composting experience in the room and 11+ years of vermicomposting experience.
Thanks City of Timmins for the room and the composter we gave away.
Many thanks to the Master Gardeners for hosting the event.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Cochrane District Master Gardeners
Saturday February 06, 2016
For more information on the composting part look to the left under "Pages" Topics and links are on that page. It will stay and even updated after the workshop as required. Comments, suggestions always welcome.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Monday, August 4, 2014
Hike and History
Plant and Provenance
July 25th, 2014 Kettle Lakes Provincial Park
Hike at 10:30 had a great turn out.
Talk at 8:00 was a good turn out, the drizzle stopped long enough for us to get our tree planting done.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The best time to plant a tree,
was 100 years ago
The second best time to plant a tree
oh so true
Everyone should plant one tree, once a year.
That is one small thing the will make a big difference!
I love Arbour Day.
That is the day I get to talk to the public, the interested in planting a tree, public.
We had white spruce available at 2 locations in the city. All the green people came out for this fund raiser.
Thank you all!
Oxygen Grows On Trees
Colouring It Up
Trail around Gillies Lake is used for many events. Here is the Colour it up event. Looks like lots of fun.
I will take pictures of the kid from afar.
Seizure and Brain Injury Centre - Timmins on Facebook
Daily Press pictures and story right here
All the pictures I took are in this album
Oxygen Grows On Trees
June 21, 2014
A wonderful wonder in the park.
I know what you are saying "where are all the pictures of the drummers and geese being cooked"? Well I am working up to that. The image just never seems to capture the moment.
I seem to be better at capturing the trees and birds and the bugs. I am working on people, respectful people pictures. It is easy to take pictures with people in them, but not so easy to capture the person, respecting their cultural diversity.
I will take any hints you may have for me. What should I aim at, where do I point the camera?
Timmins Daily Press read more and see more pictures.
oxygen grows on trees
Great Job Kees!!
(To all my friends - been a busy early summer, I will work my way backwards for a little bit while I catch up on a month or two)
I look forward to Kees organizing and guiding more hikes - now that he will have a little more time.
My FaceBook Album is here
MRCA FaceBook pictures are here
Daily Press and Timmins Times news is here and here
Sunday, May 25, 2014
CTV Earth Day Tour
Sault Ste. Marie
CTV spot for Timmins Earth Day see the video
All the pictures I took can be seen here
Last 4 years of events. Posts and Pictures. read now
These Black spruce trees are tenacious!
Black Spruce reaching for the sky.
Saturday June 07th, 2014
10 am to 1 pm
while supplies last.
@ Mountjoy Historical Conservation Area
Forestry size WHITE SPRUCE tree seedlings locally grown at Millson Forestry Service.
This is a fund raising event for the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation and donations will be accepted.
Archie Chenier turns 89.
Born : May 24th, 1925
The person Archies Rock is named for.
Archie's Rock Pictures and Video. read more
Timmins Outdoors read more
Flicker see more pictures
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Timmins Public Library
I'm into Nature:
Discover Timmins’ Natural Beauty
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2pm. Guest speakers from Millson Forestry Service, MRCA, and the MNR will be presenting information on the tree population, local walking trails and how to safely prevent human and wildlife conflicts. For more information please call 705-360-2623 ext. 8519. This is a free program and appropriate for ages 9+.
Timmins Public Library Events read more
Timmins Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar see it now
City of Timmins Events take a look
My time will be spent talking about the Timmins Honour Roll of Trees (what's that), Boreal Forest Trees, Seeds, Seedlings and Solid wood.
Earth Day Northern Ontario Style!!
Sault Ste. Marie
|EARTH DAY TIMMINS 2013|
April 24 : Timmins @ GoldCorp Hollinger Project Information Center
April 29 : North Bay @ North Bay Toyota
May 01 : Sault Ste. Marie @ Pino's Get Fresh
Tree seedlings and Briquettes will be given out at each location, while supplies last.
CTV Northern Ontario spot view on youtube
CTV Timmins Ontario spot view on youtube
You can look back at past Earth Day events with the links below. I just picked one link for each year, many years have more than one entry.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Again this year the Timmins Porcupine Search and Rescue people were out training. They gave us hikers a little demonstration of some of their skills.
It was a wonderful fit! You should have been there!!!
Timmins Press.com was at the event read more
All the pictures I took this year can be seen here
2013 Winter Hiking Day read more
2012 Winter Hiking Day read more
Thursday, January 2, 2014
December 21st, 2013
This is the 20th year that the Timmins Naturalists have participated in the 114th Christmas Bird Count.
The count is supported by the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation.
2013 Christmas Bird Count 114th. My Pictures
Timmins Naturalists read more
Christmas Bird Count information at Bird Studies Canada read more
Wintergreen Fund For Conservation read more
Saturday, December 7, 2013
114th Christmas Bird Count
December 21st, 2013
20 years of participation
The Timmins Naturalists, with support from the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation, announce the date for the 2013 Timmins Christmas Bird Count. December 21st, 2013 will be the count date for the 114th International Christmas Bird Count.
This marks 20 years by the Timmins Naturalists. Over the last 19 years there has been over 75 participants, over 400 volunteer hours spent and 45 species identified. This data collection effort is asking all level bird watchers, both field and feeder watchers, to get involved.
The Timmins Naturalists are always looking for “Citizen Scientists” to participate in data collection efforts.
Timmins Naturalists Christmas Bird Count Webpage
Bird Studies Canada Christmas Bird Count information click here
Audubon International click here
Timmins Chambers of Commerce Calendar take a look now
Timmins Daily Press story and photo click here
oxygen grows on trees
Sunday, October 20, 2013
TD Friends of the Environment
3rd Annual Tree Plant
Yes, I am a little late posting, what ya go'na do?
A great turn out this year considering the weather.
All the pictures I took can be seen on the Millson Forestry Service FB page, take a look.
TD Tree Days a National event, read more
99.3 kiss FM report
Timmins Times, tree plant will happen, read more
Timmins Times, tree plant did happen, read more
New birds added to the
Timmins Checklist of the birds!
Summer is done and this fall I will work on updating the Observations Naturally page and the Timmins Checklist of the Birds.
SNAKES - turns out I am not the only one to notice lots of snakes this year on the roads. It seems there was hardly a week went by that I was not avoiding a snake crossing the road. Many never even moved until I got out of the truck and went back to make sure I missed. They must be loving the heat from the sun this summer.
I was sent an interesting picture of a ruffed grouse with a snake in it's mouth. Guess it was going to work on it as it's meal for the week.
TURTLES - I did not see one this year! I did get some notes on what you saw. Highlight being another sighting of the Blanding turtle at Gillies Lake. I have also had a report of a small snapping turtle at Gillies. I still have not seen photographic evidence of the sightings.
If you see a turtle in the area I would love to know where you saw it, and I would really really like to see the pictures you took of it!
TURKEY VULTURE - Lots of conversation about the turkey vulture. Groups of them seen at the boat launch, one seen on the ground at a moose carcass on Dalton rd. Eagle seen on the carcass another time. Love to see this bird, it is so distinctive in the air.
BALD EAGLE - I know the last 2 years the Bald eagle has stayed all year, at least one at the Deloro landfill. Last week it was reported that there were at least 4 hanging around at the dump. Christmas Bird Count here in Timmins had a pair of Bald eagles reported! I even have video of the pair. see it now
Let me know what you are seeing out there. Always interested in your sightings.
Oxygen Grows On Trees
One Week in Kelowna
They got Nature there too.
This is the GPS track file of where we walked and how we got there. The trail takes you through tunnels and over former train trestles. The camera marker is where the yoga picture of me was taken. 1 meter behind me was a 5o meter drop, Mom was a little freaked out. "What's the worst that could happen??" http://goo.gl/maps/i9pF0
Many of the trestles were destroyed in the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire, which happened 10 years ago. 238 homes were lost and the fire was almost 24,000 hectares. read more
We also went to a new start-up that has constructed suspension bridges and a giant sundial.
The pool has a wave ride. I was able to stand for a minute after the 10th try, I wipe out good, got a few laughs from the young ones watching.
Loved to see all the different trees! Northern Ontario has so few species compared to the hills of Kelowna.