Saturday, May 26, 2012

Timmins Fire Situation

Where to find the facts

I made a map of
Fire #9 May 24, 2012 2200hr in google maps.

It is rough but you can generally see what the fire effected.

City of Timmins updates twice a day.

OMNR information can be found here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ferns and frogs eggs; bridge no more.

Ferns are starting to come up.

go now

Like a ribbon of seeds to be panted in the garden, these seeds produce amphibians.

Looked into this big puddle and my first thought was : that is a huge worm!

Give your head a shake. Reminds me of my first week in Timmins. On our way to the airport, we pass some big houses, big yards too. Around the corner and at first glance I think "someone  has lost a horse". I am glad I realize a moose before I said anything. The northerns in the truck would still be laughing at me.

This is not a huge dead worm in the puddle. No lifting them gently reveals a black ovals inside a gel like tube. I suspect toad eggs. Guess I will go see if I can identify them on some site.

Can you help?

 go now

Cultural Heritage or Garbage?


This is on crown land. No one or everyone in Ontario is the owner.

One day it will rust enough to fall into the water. One day it will ave rusted so much there will nothing left.

Until that day, all the metals and chemicals will continue to enter the surface water.

Artifact or garbage, have your say.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


DARLA GALLEY - PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG: BLACK CHIPMUNK_OTTAWA_CANADA: A Rare Black Chipmunk spotted in the Ottawa area is making heads turn. After reading about this little guy in the newspaper today...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Trees and Water near Timmins today.

Tree Top
Water Rocks
Beaver Snacks

Today at work, which may look like play, but I am beat at the of the day!
Today marking boundary line and checking reserves.

A poplar top is very compact.
Looks great against the blue ski.

Water on rocks, with a map of where.
Looking up stream, the cedar are thick.

The beaver are hungry, they're eating birch.
Spring has the birch water over-flowing

nice day
oh turkey vulture flew overhead
and so did a red tailed hawk

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Erratic Moss

"They" say
Moss grows on the North side of trees.

Are rocks different?

This rock, called an erratic, has moss growing on it's east side but absolutely none growing on the north side.

This rock is very close to here.
Images of Erractic Rocks

I think I may have found a cedar tree bigger then the biggest on the Timmins Honour Roll of Trees very close to this rock.  I will measure it next time I see it, next couple of months.

watch for it.