Monday, August 4, 2014

Annual Kettle Lakes Walk and Talk

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.

See all the pictures taken that weekend click here

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Arbour Day 2014

The best time to plant a tree, 
was 100 years ago
The second best time to plant a tree
 is today!!

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

Seizure and Brain Injury Centre - Timmins

Colouring It Up 

for epilepsy

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

Aboriginal Day Timmins

Hollinger Park
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

Kees Pols Mr. Timmins Trails Retires.

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

Earth Day 2014

CTV Earth Day Tour
North Bay
Sault Ste. Marie

CTV spot for Northern Ontario tour see the video

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


Trees are amazing.

These Black spruce trees are tenacious!

Black Spruce reaching for the sky.

This black spruce got a twist somehow maybe 50 years ago.
Some may say this is a Culturally Modified Tree, but this is in the middle of nowhere.
I am thinking snow made this one.


2014 Arbour Day in Timmins

Saturday June 07th, 2014
10 am to 1 pm 
while supplies last.

@ Mountjoy Historical Conservation Area
Gillies Lake.

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.


Happy Birthday Archie

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


Friday, April 18, 2014

I"m into Nature: Discover Timmins’ Natural Beauty

Timmins Public Library
is Hosting
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 2014

Earth Day Northern Ontario Style!!
Sault Ste. Marie

April 22 : Sudbury @ New Sudbury Center 
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.
Earth Day 2013 blog entry
Earth Day 2012 blog entry
Earth Day 2011 blog entry
Earth Day 2010 blog entry
Earth Day 2009 blog entry

The making of Muddy Mark read more

Earth Day Canada page

Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 Winter Hiking Day at Hersey Lake

Great Day

Great People

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 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

2014 Timmins Winter Hiking Day

Save Sunday February 23rd, 2014


2013 Winter Hiking Day read more

2012 Winter Hiking Day read more

114th Christmas Bird Count.

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

#Tree Tweet on Christmas

My submission to #treetweet

Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Q set this up.

I can't figure out how many pictures were posted but it is lots.

Hope you can participate next year.

My Twitter


#treetweet page on Twitter.