Monthly Archives: April 2017

Landmarks of Garden Hill, Ontario

“My son, I admonish you to cherish the little waters, for these replenish the mighty rivers that nourish our thirsty land”. This quote by Samuel Woodstock, a fictitious character and alias used by Arthur Herbert Richardson. The Establishment of Conservation Areas in Ontario: Richardson was the first Chief Conservation Engineer in the Province of Ontario. […]

Seymour Conservation Area Review

The wife and I do an annual Spring pilgrimage to Seymour Conservation Area. The draw ? A forest floor blanketed in hepaticas. The highest concentration of which we’ve ever seen anywhere. Then, there’s also the heron rookery, garter and ribbon snakes, and the occassional porcupine up in the trees. We’ve seen huge tadpoles in the […]

Update on the Northumberland Forest Ski Club

It seems that our recent post on the Northumberland Forest Ski Club has generated a lot of reader interest.   I guess it makes sense because we may have awakened a lot of fond memories of the many generations of skiers that once enjoyed their experiences here. The wealth of new information and pictures in this […]

Northumberland Forest Ski Club

Recently the Ranger received a request from a 2oldguyswalking reader requesting information on the now defunct Northumberland Forest Ski Club on County Road #45 near Baltimore, Ontario. Never having skied there, I knew very little of its history.  Loving a historical challenge, I could not just say sorry, I can’t help you! Of course the […]

Raising Mantids … or Maybe Not

We were standing at the cash counter at Baltimore Valley Nursery when something caught my eye. There appeared to be a tiny little bug climbing up the back of the cash register. I watched it intently until the lady behind the counter followed my eyes and casually said “Oh yes, those are praying mantises”. The […]