Pinery Provincial Park – In Pictures, 2007

Pinery Provincial Park
9526 Lakeshore Rd Highway 21
Lambton Shores, ON N0M 1T0

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A couple walks along one of the many sandy beaches at the Pinery Provincial Park.

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Beautiful reflections of the canoes ready to be rented in the spring.

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A wood lily in full bloom at the end of June.

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This salsify had already gone to seed by late June.

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Spending time sitting by the Visitor’s Centre you will be sure to spot a variety of birds taking advantage of the full feeders. Here you can see a male Downy Woodpecker and a White-breasted Nuthatch.

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This White-breasted Nuthatch was difficult to photograph since it quickly flew back and forth from the feeders with sunflower seeds.

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I don’t often catch these Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at the Pinery but this one sat still long enough for me to take his picture.

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A female Red-winged Blackbird sat off at the edge of the clearing at the Visitor’s Centre while her mate feasted on sunflower seeds.

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Ontario’s only hummingbird can be a delight to spot. The Ruby-throated hummingbird often returns in mid-May.

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Acorns had started to fall from the trees in late September.

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And the fall colours had begun to appear at the Pinery.

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Northern Green Frogs can often be mistaken for a Bullfrog but you can see its two dorsolateral ridges on its back.

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September is a wonderful month for hiking through the Pinery.

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Fall colours were starting to appear. These leaves look especially colourful in a ray of sunshine that broke through the forest canopy.

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Although there are a couple of hundred species of oak throughout the world, there are only about 10 in Canada. Acorns are a very important food source for a variety of wildlife, including deer, mice, woodpeckers, blue jays and ducks.

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There are 158 species of dragonflies in Canada. Worldwide there are about 5,000 different species. Dragonflies can be found on every continent except the Antarctica.

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If you look closely you can find a huge variety of fungi in the dirt, on trees and on deadfall throughout the forest.

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I would never eat a grape off a vine in the forest in Ontario. Why? Because they can be hard to identify and there are many poisonous species, like Moonseed. Please be careful.

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Canoeing at the Pinery is a great experience, especially for those new to the activity. The Old Ausable River isn’t very long but it also isn’t affected by strong winds or storms. Peddle boats and kayaks are also available for rent.

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The Pinery offers some spectacular sunsets that you can enjoy from the beaches. Be sure to get down there in time to watch the sun slip below the horizon in a beautiful splash of colour.

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