Sunset, Milkyway, Mars and Meteor

Skies are amazing up here on Georgian Bay (off of Lake Huron in northern Ontario). A beautiful sunset last night on the water and some good photos of the sky using just an Olympus OMD-1 SLR and a tracking mount. The trail was from a lone Perseid meteor that flashed by...

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Wildlife on Trail 7

Bethany hosted a great hike down trails 7 and 7a this morning. She also debuted a new service of the Trust where animals are paid to appear on cue for hikers! We were just assembling at the trail head off E. Reach when mom and two cubs appeared. The box turtle,...

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Mouse Patrol

Must be the hot/wet weather but recently the mice have been very active around (and in!) the house. May be coincidental, but after putting traps out and tossing a victim into the woods behind the house this morning, here comes Mr. Rat Snake (Pantherophis obsoletus)....

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See Mars in July

Be sure to go out and see Mars this month. It will be at opposition on July 27th. This means it is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun and thus rises at dusk and sets at dawn. Oppositions occur about every two years but this one is special because at the...

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