Monthly Archives: January 2017

Vanderwater Conservation Area Trail Review

Vanderwater CA is just East of Hwy #37 (from Belleville) at Thomasburg on Vanderwater Rd. We first saw Vanderwater CA just in passing, last year while exploring HR Frink OEC. We were hot, tired, and hungry so we took a quick drive North to Vanderwater, and had a lovely picnic lunch at what used to be a […]

The Hanging of Dr. William King

A story from a scrapbook of Mrs. Fred Ford (1878-1975) entitled “When Boy of Seven Saw Crowds Here For Hanging” written by Mrs. Ford’s uncle W.R. Riddell. William Renwick Riddell (1852-1945) was a Canadian lawyer, judge and historian. Born in Hamilton Township, he was appointed as a judge to the Supreme Court of Ontario in […]

Training Wild Birds to Hand Feed

One of the other bird feeding walkers on the trail asked us “Are you the ones who got the nuthatches to feed by hand?”. We responded to the positive, and he asked how we managed that. We gave him a quick rundown on how we did it … while cautioning him that it took the […]

Strange Things I’ve Seen – The Brechin Sauropod (Yeah that’s a Dinosaur)

For many years, the wife and I have travelled back and forth from Gravenhurst, Ontario to visit my Mom. There are only so many different routes one can take, to break the monotony of passing the same old landmarks. Sure, things change from trip to trip. We watched some frickin’ mansion on a hill being […]