I love the Jim Baillie Nature Reserve near Udora Ontario.
I have visited it in every season. Here are some spring photos:
Today there was a recent snow covering, blue sky and a temperature of -8.
I found many circular tracks in the snow.
Members of the cat family pull in their claws when they walk because they want them to remain razor sharp when they encounter prey. These prints did not show claws.
Prints were about 12 inches apart.
and about 3 inches in length.
The animal is most likely the seldom-seen Bobcat. You might come across its tracks anywhere from the wild forested hills of the northwest in Ontario to the open areas of the south – even in residential areas.
Though I was unable to photograph any birds, I did notice Common Raven, White and Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee and Belted Kingfisher.
“Garden as though you will live forever.” –William Kent (1685–1748), eminent English architect