Nature

Differences Between Massasauga Rattlesnake vs Northern Watersnake

Vacant and cold reptilian eyes with reflexes that can lunge themselves half a foot in 70 milliseconds. Snakes have captured our thoughts, imaginations and even stories since their first appearance approximately 128 million years ago.  Whatever your thoughts are, they are fascinating creatures. They come in many appearances and varieties of venomous and nonvenomous species. …

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Come Staycation with Us: Discover French River

What Is A Staycation? The term, Staycation, was originally coined in a market crisis in 2008 in our neighbor across the border. However, since Covid-19 has dictated the need for tourism to be faced to restrict travel plans for holidays of travel abroad or within our Canadian boundaries, Ontarian are now immersing themselves in immediate …

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Come Staycation with Us: Discover French River

What Is A Staycation? Staycation is a term that was originally coined in the market crisis of 2008. Now in 2020, Covid-19 has dictated the need for public health and tourism to restrict travel plans for holidays of travel abroad or within our Canadian boundaries. Ontarian residents are now immersing themselves in their immediate surroundings …

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Sculpted by Ice – French River

“What’s So Great About The Great Lakes?”: Picture the world as it was 12,000 years ago where the land was covered by melting mile-thick glaciers. This amazing sculpture of ice, carved the land and created the Great Lakes. Forming approximately 15,000 kilometres (9,500 miles) of inland freshwater “ocean-like shores”. The lakes also contain an estimated …

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52.5″ Musky for 51st Year Group

“It hit in three to four feet away from the boat. It was raining. The muskie gave me a real fight, it ran three times taking my black and chartreuse eagle tail under the boat. What a fight!” With a quick measure and photo of the French River musky, Bob Griffith of State College, PA, …

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French River Produces a Musky a Day

Returning to the French River Bill and Nancy Hamblin talk to the lodge owners, Art & Brenda Barefoot, before the hunt for the elusive French River Muskie. The weather conditions for the day were spotty with high winds and choppy waters but no musky can be caught without putting effort into it. In their search …

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Natural French River Architecture – University of Waterloo

TECHNOLOGY IS NOT THE MASTERY OF NATURE BUT OF THE RELATION BETWEEN NATURE AND [HUMANITY]—Walter Benjamin NATURAL RELATIONS TECHNOLOGICALLY TRANSFORMED University of Waterloo – Architecture students venture to the great Canadian wilderness of the French River to explore the classroom for inspiration.  During their stay, their project was to document two feet cubed of nature …

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Nature from A Bird’s Eye

Have you ever wondered what birds see? Imagining yourself flying over any obstacle and taking in the vastness that is the open skies? We always look for ways to immerse ourselves, to reconnect with that of our roots and get connected with nature. However, sometimes the absolute beauty of the French River Provincial Park is …

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Spring Peaks & Zika Seeks

Are you planning for a camping trip this year? Already shopping at your favourite retailers and outdoor suppliers? Are you prepared? Something that I’m sure has been bothering many, or at least gaining interest, is the rising concern for the Zika Virus. We have been hearing about it on TV, in newspapers, and even the …

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Fishing – The Job that Hooked My Heart

“Ever since I was a young boy I always had fond memories heading north and fishing with my brother in Ontario,” says Art Barefoot (Co-Owner of Bear’s Den Lodge). “From the people, the sights, and even the thrill hearing the reel squeal from another fight with a fish. It was paradise and I wanted to …

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