Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Purple Iris

Purple Iris

This was sitting in my draft folder since the summer.

Delete or add, well here it is.

I enjoy seeing the contrast of flower colours in the swamps and forest floor.

Painted Turtle east of the watershed.

A painted turtle came looking for me.

I just love seeing a turtle during my travels

This little creature was crossing the road while I was going by.

Added this sighting to the turtle tally. If you see a turtle you should enter the sighting in the turtle tally.

They want the location, lat long, and a picture is always nice.

If you see the turtle anywhere near Timmins the Timmins Naturalists likes to keep track of those sightings. We add the all sightings to the Observations Naturally webpage. Check it out!

Found in Ontario - Arrowheads

Ontario Arrowheads

I have had these arrowheads for awhile. I finally got around to finding out the story on them.

There is a guy you can email pictures of what you have and he will let you know what you have.

This was his answer to me.

If lettered left to right, a to f, these are:
b - Adena type, Early Woodland period circa 1000 - 300 B.C.
c - Snyders type, Middle Woodland period circa 300 B.C. - 500 A.D.
a, d, e, f - all variants of Late Archaic period types circa 3000 - 1000 B.C.

So it seems that 4 of these arrowheads are 3000 to 5000 years old. That is so neat to know.

My mommy tells me that the arrowheads were found by her father. Somewhere in southern Ontario. Grandfather lived in AYR so it would seem the arrowheads where found around there.

Ask an Archaeologist at the University of Western Ontario

Sunday, June 6, 2010

eBird has come along way

eBird is a interactive site for bird observations.

I have not found an easy way to display a map of Timmins with all the observations, but I am sure I will.

Great information and good site.

June 5, 2010 set as Canada Planters' Day

Missed Canada Planter's Day this year, but it was all about the trees here in Timmins. The 5th was Arbour Day in Timmins.

Wintergreen Fund for Conservation again made white spruce tree seedlings available for a donation to the not for profit organization.

The day is intended to recognize silviculture workers, the work being done and the work needing to done to restore forests across the country. Media field tours, press releases and festivities of varying description are being organized in towns across provinces. The celebration of Canadian silviculture workers and their work is part of broader public awareness campaign soon to be announced by the Forestfacts: Plant More Trees movement.