I set out with my friend Christian to the Toronto Island to get a good hike in and to see if my boards have been productive. We started the hike, as with any good hike at the pub where I got to try the house IPA brewed on the island. We then headed for the petting zoo. I asked christian if he would hold the bearded dragon they had if I donated a few coins but he quickly refused... Not the best person to take herping. We eventually got to my board spot although he was too afraid of the tall grass to come with me, one board was still there but yielded nothing. the other boards were all under water due to the flooding so we headed back to the main path. On the path we did manage to find one lonely Eastern Garter Snake which had an unusual orange colour on its underbelly and tail.
While doing forest day (as a director) with Pawsitively Pets Kids Camp I took the kids to find some turtles which were plentiful with a large Red-Eared Slider basking on a nearby log. Heading back to camp we stumbled upon a deceased bat in a Burdock plant. The Large Brown Bat displayed no signs of white-nose syndrome and instead had gotten stuck in the Burdock unable to escape. Despite the bat being deceased it did offer the kids a unique chance to see a bat up close, something very few will have the opportunity to do again.
I'm Mac Marzolini and I created this blog for a variety of reasons, the first of course is to open a window into what is happening in my life (cause my grandmother reads this), but also to help myself catalogue some of my favorite photos from my many adventures.