Night arrives on Beaver Trail

Night arrives on Beaver Trail

The Beaver Trail is one of the interesting National Capital Commission Greenbelt Trails in the western side of the City of Ottawa. I was at the Beaver Trial hoping to get a nice sunset shot near the beaver pond with a few colorful clouds in the photo. As I arrived at the parking lot, an individual was trying hard to get just the right light shining on the milkweed plumes, the chickadees were actively searching around the large rock at the trail entrance hoping to find a few more seeds left behind by earlier trail users and, along the trail, there were colorful signs that I wasn’t the first human on the trail .
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Constance Lake, Ontario

Constance Lake, Ontario

Our plan was a simple one. Put our canoes into Constance Creek at Thomas A. Dolan Parkway and paddle/pole our way along Constance Creek until we reached Constance Lake. Not a long distance but an interesting trip as the waterway is next to impassable during the summer but manageable when the water is higher in the Spring. Our interest was int he bird life not speed so neither distance nor speed were an issue. There is no clear cut channel for part of the distance as the water meanders through thick marshland and patches of floating vegetation. There were plenty of Canada Geese nesting in the floating islands of vegetation along the way as well as many ducks and other creatures. Our first nesting goose that we encountered was nesting atop a beaver house and tried very hard to become invisible as we passed by.
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