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Nature Photography : Algonquin Provincial Park

Established in May 23, 1893.

Fauna

Female Moose (Alces americanus) grazing along Highway 60 looking beautiful.

American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Algonquin Provincial Park, Spruce Bog Trail, Ontario, Canada.


I cannot say enough of how much I love Algonquin Provincial Park. I visit the park at least two - three times a year & in varied seasons. I have yet to visit in winter but I am hoping that I will fulfill this dream very soon for I want to chase Pine Martens on the snow cover trails. Any was less talk & lets see some pictures !


I was so very happy to come across this guy in the park & he graced me with a photo in on foliage which I have never seen before. Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle (Cicindela tranquebarica) Spruce Bog Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. The Spruce Bog Trail is my favourite trail of the park & I always go there every time I visit.

Female Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) on the Mizzy Trail.

& the male strutting along the boardwalk. Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis) Spruce Bog Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Oh my favourite bird is found in the park : Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) Algonquin Provincial Park, Spruce Bog Trail, Ontario, Canada.

Fluffing up for the picture in the big Pine Tree.

Herping in the park is simply sublime. Big old wise Toad of the forest : American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus) Track & Tower Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Was very surprised to find this beauty in the marshy part of the lake. Mink Frog (Lithobates septentrionalis) Algonquin Provincial Park, Peck Lake Trail, Ontario, Canada.

Northern Green Frogs (Lithobates clamitans melanota) Algonquin Provincial Park, Peck Lake Trail, Ontario, Canada.

Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) Mizzy Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. Mizzy was the longest trail I venture on.


Flora

& now for the lovely foliage & wonders I have come across in the park.

Discover this gorgeous, delicate little flower on the rocky faces of the Ridges. Harlequin Corydalis/Rock Harlequin (Capnoides sempervirens) High on the ridge I came across this flower that is similar to a Columbine but not quite. Centennial Ridges Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Bog Laurel (Kalmia polifolia) Spruce Bog Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Lots of Lichens in the park. British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia cristatella) Two Rivers Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Slime Mould (Physarum pusillum) Centennial Ridges Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Love the Shrooms ... Lemon Disco Fungus (Bisporella citrina) Centennial Ridges Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.

Most Beautiful Beaver Dam. Algonquin Provincial Park is celebrating 125 years. Beaver Pond Trail, Ontario, Canada. Taken on September 19, 2018.

Through the Pine Trees : Centennial Ridges Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. By far the hardest trail that I have been up & down on.

& lastly ... Water is Life : Golden brown ... Texture like sun. Oak leaf with a single drop of water. I collected this leaf as I huffed & puffed along the Centennial Ridges Trail & photographed it @Home studio. It almost won a competition, it was a finalist.

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