Tuesday, May 31
What's in a name?
If you took a ride on Google Earth, you'd see that Poole Creek is a tributary of the Carp River, which is a tributary of the Ottawa River, which is a tributary of the St. Lawrence River, which is a tributary of the Atlantic Ocean. Closer to home, the creek plays host to a phenomenal range of animal species, including beaver, muskrat, mink, deer, bittern, heron, mallard, blackbird, trout, and snapping turtle. In fact, you can see all of these species and more along a short bend of the creek at the bottom of my street — often in the same evening.
For instance, in the space of 3 days, I saw this young white-tailed buck (note the remnants of his winter coat):
I also saw this female red-winged blackbird (that's right, female red-wings are streaky brown, not black):
And I came across this frog, which I very nearly stepped on:
Mind you, I don't visit Poole Creek just for the wildlife. Standing on the side of the creek, I also noticed these colorful reflections on the water's surface:
So there you have it. This is a blog dedicated to photography, and Poole Creek is my little piece of photographic heaven. And if the name fits...