Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Timmins Hiking Day Spring 2013 Details

A Spring in your Hike.
See the Falls.
Listen, Learn, Love!

I hope the day is wonderful, but Timmins people are not affected by weather. Dress for the day!
We have great guides that will provide us with information.

If you do not have a ride from the Confederation Arena, please let Wintergreen know and arrangements can be made to get you from Confed. to the Falls.

Interactive map from Confed. arena to the falls. With distances. look at it now

More information on the Hike Facebook page read more

Mattagami Region Conservation information about the hike read more

Our last spring trip was to Archies`Rock you can read all about it and see the video too go now

Success Arbour Day 2013

New Faces
New Tree Planters

Did not see many of the usuals this year. It was great to many new faces, people who want to be tree planters. We provided, with the support of Millson Forestry Service, over 240 White spruce tree seedlings.

Wonderful to hear where you are going to plant your tree!

Picture and story in the Timmins Daily Press read more

All the pictures I took that day are here

See you next year = hey John where were you his year? We can talk about on hiking day this Sunday.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Arbour Day Timmins 2013

Arbour Day Timmins
White Spruce Tree Seedlings
by donation

Donation support the work of the Wintergreen fund for conservation. Wintergreen must purchase the trees to make them available for Arbour Day, so please give generously.

Every year John Shaw comes and makes a donation and gets a couple of white spruce seedlings. 
The best time to plant a tree, is 100 years ago. The next best time is tomorrow!

I will be at Mountjoy Historic Park for 10am - noon, come visit me. Others will be at Gillies Lake providing the opportunity to get tree seedlings.

Want to read more about past Arbour Days click here
Wintergreen for Conservation read more see them on Facebook

Honey of a Mine Site.

Real Honey
Made right here in Timmins
On an old tailings facility

Here is my attempt to stitch together 5 sides of the jars label. You get the idea.
The label was the result of a contest the company held last summer.

The taste is not overly sugary, smooth and tasteful.

I got the little sample size jar at our last Porcupine Watchful Eye meeting, everyone who attended got one. Thanks! We have visited the bee hives during our spring tour the last two years. It seems to very successful. I am learning the they are not the only ones producing honey here in Timmins, and they is an active group keepers in the area.

Porcupine Watchful Eye read more
Timmins Ecological Beekeeping Association facebook page
Bees and Berries Farm Farm here in Timmins on Myzer

College Boreal / Renaissance Environmental Class

High School Credit and College Credit
Learning about the Forest, 
Trees and Work!

This class was eager learn about the forests and what we do at Millson Forestry Service. Too bad the mud had all dried up for the walk in the back, they did not get the full "Muddy Mark" tour.

No time to play in the mud anyway.

I put them to work. Their first task was to remove cones from branches. Their second task  was to replace jiffy pellets into an insert. Finally they got to work alongside Millson employees.

You can see the album of pictures on the Millson Facebook page.  see album

Friday, May 3, 2013

Great Earth Day 2013 Event at Timmins Honda

Earth Day 2013
Timmins Honda
CTV Jill Colton

Muddy Mark and Jill Colton
White spruce tree seedlings were handed out at Timmins Honda to celebrate Earth Day.
The continuous stream of people makes the event a lot of fun.
I get to talk to people about trees, I always like to talk about trees.

Jill has a huge following. So many people came by to "hi" to her.  

THVS high school turns to Millson to learn about Forestry.

THVS Delta Class
Learning about the forest
at Millson Forestry Service.

We put them all to work removing cones from branches. Most of them even participated. \

One young lad holds a piece of tree stem that came from a plantation that the Twains planted. Written on the bottom is Shania Twain planted this tree. I don't know if she actually planted the tree, but she was there. This tree is part of a display that was available for the Shania Twain fan club, they would tour the facility as part of the week of celebrating the Timmins star.

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Millson Forestry Service FB album read more