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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Great Blue Heron On A Frozen Pond)


As I and the creatures that inhabit Quebec’s  marshes, bird sanctuaries, bogs and parks wait for spring to take a firm hold I decided to take a visit Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary just to get some fresh air. It was while on this walk that I was reminded how beautiful, resourceful and resilient  the wild creatures of the  world are.

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

Whether we are students of  nature, practitioners of conservation, or environmental activists; whether we are natural resource developers, holders of oil leases, mining rights, or intending to drill for oil and gas, should not a Great Blue Heron  walking on a frozen,  snow-covered pond in marsh awaken something in us?

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

It is at  times like this when I get to look upon a Great Blue Heron affording me such an uncharacteristic picture that I truly understand how little we know about nature, its many secrets, hidden treasures and wonders yet to behold.

 

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

It is the fascination of ordinary folk like you and me when we witness things such as   a Great Blue Heron hunting on a frozen pond that keeps the need to have the desire to have this type of beauty and awe survive the march of progress. The questions that are raised because of it are important, because it is times like this that force us to go in search of answers about things we were so convinced that we already knew the answer to, like ‘How did the Heron learn to ice fish?’

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

Wanting to know how the fish got to be in that Great Blue Herons mouth, why the Red Tailed Hawk a migratory bird is seen wintering a lot in the province of Quebec and how they both are managing to stay alive, are questions that I hope that my grandchildren will be forced to ask, because they like me were able to go to a place like the Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary and are lucky enough to see the Great Blue Heron ice fishing on a frozen pond.

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

As I turned to go I felt blessed and knew that there is nothing more humbling, thought-provoking and more beautiful, than nature itself, and everything that comes with it. From the tiniest of insects to the largest of mammals.  Everything is as much a part of  nature as we are and as important to our existence as we are to its.

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I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (The World Just Below The Surface Water Of Your Pond, Or Marsh #2)


The Carp was introduced into environments worldwide, and is often considered a very destructive invasive species.  It is included in the list of the world's 100 worst invasive species.

The Carp was introduced into environments worldwide, and is often considered a very destructive invasive species.
It is included in the list of the world’s 100 worst invasive species.

 

 Due to their fecundity and their feeding habit of grubbing through bottom sediments for food, they are notorious for altering their environments. In feeding, they may destroy, uproot, disturb and eat submerged vegetation, causing serious damage to native duck, such as canvasbacks, and fish populations.  the vegetation they consume is not completely digested, and rots after excretion, raising the nutritional level of the water and causing excessive algae growth. They destroy nests of other fish and eat their eggs, reducing their numbers significantly. .

Due to their fecundity and their feeding habit of grubbing through bottom sediments for food, they are notorious for altering their environments. In feeding, they may destroy, uproot, disturb and eat submerged vegetation, causing serious damage to native duck, such as canvasbacks, and fish populations.
the vegetation they consume is not completely digested, and rots after excretion, raising the nutritional level of the water and causing excessive algae growth. They destroy nests of other fish and eat their eggs, reducing their numbers significantly.

 

Carp are able to tolerate water with very low oxygen levels, by gulping air at the surface.

Carp are able to tolerate water with very low oxygen levels, by gulping air at the surface.

 

Koi Carp are are a group of fish that are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp  that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.

Koi Carp are are a group of fish that are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.

 

Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream.  The most popular category of koi is the Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku varieties.

Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream.
The most popular category of koi is the Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku varieties.

 

The pictures of the German Carp were taken by me on a visit to the Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary in Montreal Quebec. The pictures of the Koi Carp were taken while visiting Nuns Island’s, Park Lacoursiere and Park Adrien-D.-Archambault, in the province of Quebec.  The information about the German Carp and the Koi Carp were taken from the Wikipedia free library.

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  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Chipmunks)


 

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

 

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My Favorite Nature Pictures ( Quebec’s, North River Regional Park)


North River Regional Park (Located on the North River in St. Jerome Quebec)

North River Regional Park (Located on the North River in St. Jerome Quebec)

 

 

 (Remains of Wilson's Paper Mill) in the North River Regional Park (Located on the North River in St. Jerome Quebec)

(Remains of Wilson’s Paper Mill) in the North River Regional Park (Located on the North River in St. Jerome Quebec)

Wilson Falls in the North River Regional Park (Located on the North River in St. Jerome Quebec)

Wilson Falls in the North River Regional Park (Located on the North River in St. Jerome Quebec)

 

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  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (White Tailed Deer)


Young White Tailed Doe  Parc du Prairies Montreal, Quebec  2012-08-24  Taken By Archemedas

Young White Tailed Doe
Parc du Prairies Montreal, Quebec
2012-08-24
Taken By Archemedas

Small Herd Of Deer  Parc au Prairies Montreal, Quebec  2012-08-24  Taken By Archemedas

Small Herd Of Deer
Parc au Prairies Montreal, Quebec
2012-08-24
Taken By Archemedas

Young White Tailed Deer Buck Parc au Prairies Montreal, Quebec,  2012-08-24  Taken By Archemedas

Young White Tailed Deer Buck
Parc au Prairies
Montreal, Quebec,
2012-08-24
Taken By Archemedas

 

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  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
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Archemeda’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Bogs, Marshes And Woodland Parks)


Parc bois Leisse Ile Perrot  2012-08- 08 Archemedas Montreal, Quebec

Parc bois Leisse Ile Perrot 2012-08- 08 Archemedas Montreal, Quebec

Chutes Ste Ursule 09 07 2012 taken by Archemedas Ste Ursule, Quebec

Chutes Ste Ursule 09 07 2012 taken by Archemedas Ste Ursule, Quebec

Parc Cap St Jacques 2012-09-05 Archemedas Cap St Jacques Quebec

Parc Cap St Jacques 2012-09-05 Archemedas Cap St Jacques Quebec

 

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I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Raccoon)


Park of Rapids 12/05/2012 Archemedas

Park of Rapids 12/05/2012
Archemedas

Park of Rapids 12/05/2012 Archemedas

Park of Rapids 12/05/2012
Archemedas

Park of Rapids 12/05/2012 Archemedas

Park of Rapids 12/05/2012
Archemedas

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures ( Red Admiral Butterfly)


The red Admiral Butterfly 06/06/2012 / Bois  Parc Marcil Laurin By: Archemedas

The Red Admiral Butterfly 06/06/2012 / Marcel Laurin Woodland Park
By: Archemedas

 

The red Admiral Butterfly 06/06/2012 / Bois  Parc Marcil Laurin By: Archemedas

The Red Admiral Butterfly 06/06/2012 /Marcel Laurin Woodland Park
By: Archemedas

 

The red Admiral Butterfly 06/06/2012 / Bois  Parc Marcil Laurin By: Archemedas

The Red Admiral Butterfly 06/06/2012 /Marcel Laurin Woodland Park
By: Archemedas

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Muskrat)


Muskrat, Parc des Rapides/Park of Rapids 2014-05-15  By: Archemedas

Muskrat, Parc des Rapides/Park of Rapids
2014-05-15
By: Archemedas

Muskrat, Parc des Rapides/Park of Rapids 2014-05-15  By: Archemedas

Muskrat, Parc des Rapides/Park of Rapids
2014-05-15
By: Archemedas

Muskrat, Parc des Rapides/Park of Rapids 2014-05-15  By: Archemedas

Muskrat, Parc des Rapides/Park of Rapids
2014-05-15
By: Archemedas

 

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  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Osprey)


Osprey, Cooper Marsh, 2014-04-10 By: Archemedas

Osprey,
Cooper Marsh, 2014-04-10 By: Archemedas

Osprey, Cooper Marsh, 2014-04-10 By: Archemedas

Osprey,
Cooper Marsh, 2014-04-10 By: Archemedas

Osprey, Cooper Marsh, 2014-04-10 By: Archemedas

Osprey,
Cooper Marsh, 2014-04-10 By: Archemedas

 

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  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
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