Monday, March 26, 2012

Timmins Water Levels Online

Real-time water levels 
Canada Wide

With this tool you can watch the levels of the water near your house or near your parents house.

I think the Mattagami river will spill it's banks at 5.9

Timmins Temperature Records

7 days in a row :)
7 days of HOT weather :)
7 days of summer!
Then back to norms :(

I have not heard of any bears out looking around, but the birds are very early this year.

Normally Robin does not appear until April ~14th. This year the first Robin appears March 18th.  This is the first year that we have confirmed sightings of Bald eagle all winter. We had a pair during the Christmas Bird Count, and a single one spent the season at the dump. Another one was spotted along the Mattagami River all winter.

It was so warm on March 18th that the young ones washed the truck.

The Timmins Naturalists has a page called Observations Naturally that record sightings and observations. You see we had 7 days of record setting temperatures. The biggest record breaker was 27.9C breaks the 1979 11.2C record. We broke a record by over 16.5C.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Successful Winter Hiking Day

Winter Hiking Day in Timmins

A great Success!

A long hike and a shorter hike was the option. 
Hot chocolate and juice was available to all after the hike. 
Some got to go home with the checklist of the birds poster and 
others left with the Timmins Honour Roll of Trees flash card 
or the Observations Naturally flash card. 
These are still available at the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation office.

The Daily Press was there to record the event.
You can read the story online at

Richard Moore was also on hand 
to provide excellent and knowledgeable information 
about birds seen at the feeders and on the rest of the hike. 
Richard can identify well over 150 birds by sound! 

Fresh Air
New Friends
Buzz about the birds
The pines really spruce up the forest
Little critters under the snow, tracks in the snow too.