While back in Peterborough my friend Matt and I went foraging in the woods in the hopes of finding some Morels. We sadly didn’t find any Morels (yet) but did manage to see many seasonal flowers such as the Trout Lily and Trilliums. I also heard my first Grey Treefrog of the year calling and as we progressed through the woods also found my first Milksnake of the year. Afterwards on the way to Tims I found a DOR Midland Painted Turtle that had been clearly hit by a car, both the carapace and plastron were cracked down the middle and the innards were dried up. It was clear the poor thing suffered. As spring progresses more and more turtles come out of the water to lay their eggs, this brings them onto roads where many end up getting hit by cars and contributes to their growing decline. If you find a turtle either alive or dead on the road it is a good idea to bring it to either Scales Nature Park or the Ontario Turtle Conervation Centre (formally the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre) as even dead turtles may still have viable eggs inside.
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.