Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Early Mill Streams of Cobourg, Ont.

Remember as children how we loved to follow streams ? We would sail ‘boats’ in them, we would dam them for our own private swimming pools…until the first rain storm would flood them out! We could catch fish and frogs, we could wade and swim and get the sunburns of our life. This story might […]

Mourning Cloak Meetings

The car swerved slightly to avoid squashing the tiny creature, crediting both the driver’s sharp eye, and her compassionate nature. I was impressed the wife even saw the tiny, insignificant caterpillar on the vast expanse of pavement. The little Nymphalis soldiered on across the road, unaware of its near existence ending encounter, as the Honda […]

The Ranger Rants Again (Volume 3)

Here it is mid- March 2017, and again the Ranger is afflicted with spring fever! This has happened to me before, see post Spring Fever, March/2014. At the time of this writing, after two weeks of spring-like weather we are in the midst of record breaking cold that just won’t quit, yeah I am ready […]

Fleetwood Creek Natural Area Review

This one is a bit of an enigma. We first approached it from the South and it appeared to have seen considerably better days. By the way, the trails are not to the right but to the left and behind the sign (West Trail), and the East Trail is directly across the road behind you […]

Cheers to the Mill Keepers

This is a tribute to all the keepers of the old and historical mill buildings of Ontario. Whether for restoring these great old buildings back to mill operations or saving them for private or public use, thank you from the 2oldguyswalking team. Seems the Rangers attraction to these rare old buildings might be influenced by […]