At about 6:00 pm on May 4, I was lucky to see a mother Black Bear with FOUR cubs on Beaver Lake Road/FR 220 in Trent Lakes township. About a mile down the same road, I spotted a beautiful Red Fox. Then, along County Road 507 and West Bay Road, I saw a Great Blue Heron in a marsh. Yesterday, just north of Buckhorn, I unfortunately found my first injured Midland Painted Turtle of the year and moved a Blanding’s Turtle off the 507.

Joanne O’Heron

Black Bear - Randy Therrien

Black Bear – Randy Therrien

Great Blue Heron (Paul Anderson)

Great Blue Heron (Paul Anderson)

Blanding's Turtle - Barb Evett

Blanding’s Turtle – Barb Evett

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.