Up North to Ontario on Tuesday

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Steve Galehouse
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Up North to Ontario on Tuesday

Post by Steve Galehouse » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:40 pm

Ents -

Heading up North Tuesday mit Kinder und Hund ( as well as wife Diane), to a land of granite, pine, spruce, larch and of course lakes. Will report upon return.

Steve
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Re: Up Nort to Ontario on Tuesday

Post by James Parton » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:37 pm

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Re: Up North to Ontario on Tuesday

Post by Steve Galehouse » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:44 pm

ENTS-

Here are a few images of the area where we have a couple of cabins---all photos are within the Island Lake Forest and Barrens Conservation Reserve, which is due west of Algonquin Provincial Park. The area was logged around the turn of the last century, and many areas suffered ground fires after logging:
Burned white pine stump.jpg
White pine, hemlock, and white spruce are the largest conifers, while balsam poplar, yellow birch, and sugar maple are the biggest broadleaves.
Betula alleghaniensis with Mitch.jpg
The areas affected by burns and beavers are the most "Boreal" in appearance, with black and white spruce and larch predominating:
Beaver country.jpg
Quaking aspen is also common, along with bigtooth aspen---quaking aspen has much whiter bark than bigtooth, but otherwise is very similar:
Populus tremuloides.jpg
The shrub layer is dominated by common juniper:
Common juniper.jpg
. while the herbaceous/subshrub layer has a rich mix of many different genera:
Rhexia virginica.jpg
Chokeberry and cranberry.jpg
Canoe birch is also very prevalent in second growth areas:
Canoe birch.jpg
Can't wait to go back up!
Island Lake clouds.jpg
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Larch swamp.jpg
Jack pine.jpg
Aster, goldenrod, & blackberry.jpg
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