Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lynn's incredible photograph


Lynn got this picture this weekend. What a great shot!
I love the squirrel looking over the shoulder of the Great Horned Owl.
The snow falling from the Red Squirrels perch.
The Owl looking directing at the camera.
The Tamarack tree will soon start bud flush.

Check out Lynn's page to see more fantastic pictures..
More information about the Great Horned Owl at : Environment Canada   eNature     Cornell

I wish I could get pictures like Lynn does. I am glad she shares!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

'Supermoon' Saturday March 19th, 2011

Earth's closest celestial neighbour will appear to loom larger and brighter than usual on Saturday night, as astronomers anticipate a cosmic event called an "extreme supermoon".
Scientists say the natural phenomenon — in which the moon reaches its closest point to this planet — will cause abnormally high and low tides worldwide.

Technology; Science - CBC News

Tonight is forecast to be clear. The moon will be big tonight. I will see how my little camera is for taking moon pictures.


Earth Day 2011 Planning Started

Muddy Mark and Forester Moe 
Talking Earth Day 2011

It looks like again we will be doing our travelling road show for Earth Day.  At Millson Forestry Service - Earth Day is everyday!

CTV came to the greenhouse to get some film to make the 2011 commercial spots. The greenhouse is an excellent spot to film with tree seedlings as a background. The green house has some seedlings, but it is mostly full of tiny sprouting tree seedlings.

We will be in Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Sudbury and Timmins giving away free tree seedlings. Last year we gave away thousands of tree seedlings that increased the oxygen in Northern Ontario.  You can read more about last years events and see pictures in this blog.

You can see the Timmins Commercial go now or the Regional Commercial go now on youtube.

You can see last years PR and my other videos on my Youtube goforg channel

The 2 trees I have beside me came on the road with us last year. They will come with again. You can see behind me the greenhouse is just starting to turn green. Behind me are thousands of little tree seedlings just getting started.

Stay tuned for more information.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Osprey Nest North West of Timmins

Big sticks and tree top is typical of an 
Osprey Nest

I went to visit this nest this week. It is not being used just yet, but spring is not too far away, I hope. I will have to watch this nest over the next month to see if a bird appears.
This is an Osprey nest, looks different then the nest I saw a couple of weeks ago - the black bear nest. 
read more about the black bear nest

The tree this bird has chosen is an old jackpine tree. When I walked to the base of the tree I could tell the tree was very dead, and was surprised the tree is standing so strong. I wonder how much longer the tree will stand. The plantation this tree is standing in looks to be 10 to 12 years old.


Live nest cam waiting for the return of a pair of Osprey

When I see the bird return I will let you know, maybe I will get to use my video camera???


Is Wood the Best Renewable Fuel for Heating?

Popular Mechanics

Wood heating isn't what it used to be. It's now clean, efficient and, in the right stove, high-tech. And, as it's always been, it's a renewable resource. Here is what the future holds for wood heating.

Is Wood the Best Renewable Fuel for Heating?

Wood Good, Oil Bad

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Big and Beautiful

Soon the Buds will Burst

This big Trembling Aspen is a great oxygen producer!!  Look at all the branches. In the summer this tree will be full of leaves, I hope it is wind firm.

This tree has grown in the open for many many years. If it had grown in a tight grove the branching would be small and just at the top of the tree.  This giant has grown in the open and allowed to grow wild and branchy.

I just love to see nice trees on nice days, blue sky with a little cloud.

This is a map of where this tree is standing.