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Hiking the Stoney Swamp Trails

Had an Extensive Hike in the Woods the Other Day

& there were plenty of mushrooms to be seen. I tried a new lighting effect using a mini torch.

Honey Mushrooms (Armillaria mellea) on the Stoney Swamp Trails, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


The Stoney Swamp Trail System is located in the city of Ottawa's Greenbelt protected lands and is a popular location for outdoor enthusiasts to partake in hiking, biking & just spending time in the woods. There is a network of trails that comprise the swamp complex, they include : Stoney Swamp; Beaver trail, Chipmunk trail; Lime Kiln, Jack Pine & a whole host of other small trails that make up this area of forest located in the city boundaries. There was a wealth of mushroom colonies in the damp woods & I will try not to overpower this blog posting with them.

Mr. Toad was comfortable underneath a log so it was trying to get good captures of him.

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus) Stoney Swamp Trails, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Little caps of Mycena (Mycena alphitophora) Stoney Swamp Trails, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The small White Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides) Stoney Swamp Trails, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Young Sporangia Slime Mould (Hemitrichia calyculata) Stoney Swamp Trails, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

It was something else to see this male fluff up his feathers just in time for Thanksgiving. Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Beaver Trail, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

First time to see one of these little guys with leaves stuffed in his mouth : Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) Beaver Trail, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Apricot Jelly Fungus (Tremiscus helvelloides) Lime Kiln Trail, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on Aster at Lime Kiln Trail, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

A trio of Yellow-Green Nolanea (Entoloma luteum) Stoney Swamp Trails, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Jack Pine Trail, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


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