From sewage lagoons to bogs! While were out on the Thanksgiving weekend, we stopped by the Alfred Bog, in Alfred, Ontario.
This is a beautiful, protected place that is home to one of Ontario's most southerly moose populations. I suspect this might have been a moose trail through the bog:
Of course, it could be from deer, too. Or bog monsters.
And I'm pretty sure this was moose scat. It was too big for deer!
Doesn't everyone take pictures of wild animal poo?
You can find more info about moose tracking here. I want to go back and try to see some moose in action (but not too close!) I've seen moose in the wild several times and it's always amazing. I just never want to see one hurtling through my windshield, as happens far too often in Newfoundland.
It was an unseasonably warm day for October, 25C and sunny. But the late-afternoon lighting was all fall...
There's a lovely 300-metre boardwalk with benches here and there.
Beautiful bogland! We had quite a lot of bog near us when we lived in Nova Scotia and I just love it.
If you're in the area, I recommend a trip to the aforementioned sewage lagoons for some great birdwatching, and a stop by this unique bog.
After we left the bog, we passed several abandoned farm houses and buildings on our way home...
And large square bales wrapped in what we like to call "hay condoms." Ahem.
We also passed a turf farm:
I dunno, "lawn" strikes me as very boring thing to grow!
Autumn is a gorgeous time of year around here. I think it's Mother Earth trying to soften us up for winter!