Saturday, August 29, 2009

Seen in the Sanctuary

These High Bush-Cranberry (Viburnum opulus) fruits beside the Wishart Trail show that summer really is winding down. If you're out on the Sanctuary trails in the next while and notice a distinct old-sweatsock smell, those are the ripening fruits of the related Low Bush-Cranberry (Viburnum edule).

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just Hangin' Out

This little dragonfly was hanging around on the Dr. George trail on Monday afternoon. Make sure you click the picture to see it up close to see how stunning these insects really are.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rafting on a Thursday Night

The Nature Centre's Caryn Ouwehand snapped these pictures of Avery and his Thursday night rafting trip. A calm night, a calm river, no-one else around and a really keen group of participants make for a great two hours.

Scheduled rafting programs end with the conclusion of our summer programming season, however for people who want to go and can gather a group of six, we'll continue rafting as long as river/weather conditions allow.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Seen in the Sanctuary

Tussock Moth caterpillar on Silverberry. I haven't had a chance to look up an ID yet, but I'm thinking that it might be Orgyia sp. Feel free to leave a comment if you can help me narrow this one down.

Friday, August 07, 2009

mushroom program

Mushroom Program
Learn about picking and identifying local Mushrooms via a powerpoint
Presentation by mycologist,- Mike McNaughton at the
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Everyone welcome-free