Submitted by Don Davis:
Algonquin Provincial Park is a huge Ontario wilderness park, but the signs of spring are appearing, even though the snow is about 17 inches deep. Some birds, such as Great Horned Owls and Gray Jays (a specie of jays found to the north) are nesting now. Ron Tozer, retired naturalist from Algonuin Provincial Park, reported on February 28/12:
Gray Jay: Regular at Spruce Bog Boardwalk and Opeongo Road. Nine nests under construction had been located by today in Dan Strickland's long-term research project on this species.
Google map showing the exact location of the Spruce Bog Boardwalk: http://tinyurl.com/azvdpyp
Wolf, bear, moose, fishers, porcupine, deer all call Algonquin Provincial Park home! More on this boardwalk with pictures: http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/recreational_activites/spruce-bog-boardwalk-trail.php
Observed by: Donald A.
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