Birding at the Bill Mason Centre

We had another great field trip to the Bill Mason Centre this year, a clear, warm night and manageable mosquitoes. With Art Goldsmith as our leader, we were able to tally 44 species. Virginia Rails were vocal and visible; an American Bittern flew over the group; Wilson’s Snipes performed Continue reading

Salamanders and Frogs and Kids…..

Friday night, April 17, 2015, found 7 kids and 24 enthusiastic adults hanging around the pond and ditches on Stonecrest Road near MacLaren Side Rd. in the early evening. Several Blue-spotted Salamanders were found right away along with Wood Frogs, Spring Peepers and a Northern Watersnake.  Chorus Continue reading

Winter at High Lonesome

January 24, 2015,  found the Macnamarans on snowshoes at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in the Pakenham Highlands.  This beautiful 200 acre property, with an extensive network of trails that meander through forests and wetlands, was donated to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust by the family of the late Continue reading

Birds at the Bill Mason Centre

The wonderful marsh boardwalk behind West Carleton Secondary School proved once again to be an excellent location for an evening walk. Before even entering the trails we were treated to an American Bittern calling and we soon found it hiding in a line of cattails close to the parking lot. Continue reading