Posts Tagged With: Park of Rapids

Archemeas’s Favorite Nature Pictures


090 Gound Hog

 

Going through some pictures taken in 2014 while visiting the Park of Rapids in Quebec, Canada, I came across this cute of a groundhog sunning itself on the wall of an overpass and could not resist sharing.

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Archemedas’s Favourite Nature Pictures (The World Just Below The Surface Water Of Your Pond, Or Marsh #3)


I was really amazed that these pictures turned out as clearly as they did. They were taken from a boardwalk not under water, with an ordinary camera and lens.

The Longnose Gar is Quebec's only gar species. It is a long, cylindrical, predatory fish, easily recognized by its long, narrow snout. This gar is a primitive fish that is armored with large ganoid scales.

The Longnose Gar is Quebec’s only gar species. It is a long, cylindrical, predatory fish, easily recognized by its long, narrow snout.
This gar is a primitive fish that is armored with large ganoid scales.

 

This species can gulp air at the surface enabling it to survive in poor quality habitats such as stagnant ponds and canals that are characterized by low oxygen conditions

This species can gulp air at the surface enabling it to survive in poor quality habitats such as stagnant ponds and canals that are characterized by low oxygen conditions

 

Distribution of the Longnose Gar in Quebec:

Distribution of the Longnose Gar in 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:

  • 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.

Hope to see you there and have a great summer!

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (The Yellow Warbler)


Yellow Warbler Park of Rapids Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Yellow Warbler, 2012
Park of Rapids
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

Yellow Warbler  Park of Rapids Montreal Quebec Canada

Yellow Warbler, 2014
Park of Rapids
Montreal Quebec Canada

 

Yellow Warbler  Park of Rapids, 2014  Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Yellow Warbler
Park of Rapids, 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

Yellow Warbler  Marcil Laurin  Wooded Park Ville Saint Laurent, Quebec Canada Quebec

Yellow Warbler, 2012
Marcil Laurin Woodland Park
Ville Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada

 

Yellow Warbler, 2012 Marcil Laurin Woodland Park Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Yellow Warbler, 2012
Marcil Laurin Woodland Park
Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada

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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.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Peacefully Sharing Space)


 

2013-08-07 Park Of Rapids Bird Sanctuary Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2013-08-07 Park Of Rapids Bird Sanctuary
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

 

2012-05-03 Cooper Marsh Ontario, Canada

2012-05-03 Cooper Marsh
Ontario, Canada

 

2012-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2012-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

2013-09-30 Nuns Island bird Sanctuary Nuns Island, Quebec, Canada

2013-09-30 Nuns Island bird Sanctuary
Nuns Island, Quebec,
Canada

2015-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2015-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

2015-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2015-05-23 Park of Rapids Bird Sanctuary
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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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.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Pictures (Water Sport / Kayaking)


 

The thrill of kayaking in the white water of a river.

The thrill of kayaking in the white water of a river.

kayaking

This kayaker  shows how to wait for a buddy, or just catch your breath in the middle of a river’s white water.

kayaking

The kayaker in the yellow kayak is going to turn to the left into a current, following his buddy in the red kayak.

Kayaking

The kayakers were heading to this rock formation in the middle of a raging river, a favorite spot for kayakers to take a rest and catch their breaths before continuing down river.

Kayaking

Rested the kayakers head further down river, as a group of white water rafters are taken by motor boat back up river.

These kayakers were kayaking in the white water of the St. Lawrence River in Montreal, Quebec, by me while I was visiting the Park of Rapids bird Sanctuary.

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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 Pictures (Winter Almost Done In The Park Of Rapids)


 

The Saint Lawrence River is never totally frozen, although where the water runs the slowest it does freeze enough for ice to form ice masses that extend from the shore a short distance into the river, strong enough to ice fish on.

The Saint Lawrence River is never totally frozen, although where the water runs the slowest it does freeze enough for ice to form ice masses that extend from the shore a short distance into the river, strong enough to ice fish on.

As you can see where the water runs fast and furious no ice masses will form and winter does little to low this might river down.

As you can see where the water runs fast and furious no ice masses will form and winter does little to low this might river down.

As winter draws to an end in the Park of Rapids, animals such as the mink become more active and if one is lucky the opportunity for a picture may present itself.

As winter draws to an end in the Park of Rapids, animals such as the mink become more active and if one is lucky the opportunity for a picture may present itself.

Ducks are often return before the winter is over in the Park of Rapids.

Ducks  often return before the winter is over in the Park of Rapids.

 

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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.

Hope to see you there.

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Birds In Winter Settings) / Park Of Rapids


Winter is ending in the Park of Rapids. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Winter is ending in the Park of Rapids.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canada Geese looking for something to eat under the snow. Park of Rapids, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canada Geese looking for something to eat under the snow.
Park of Rapids, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Early arrivals to park of rapids. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Early arrivals to park of rapids.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Family of Geese taking a walk in the snow in Park of rapids. Montrea, Quebec, Canada.

Family of Geese taking a walk in the snow in Park of rapids.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The pictures were taken by me in the Park of Rapids as winter was coming to an end, proving to me that there is always something to see in nature no matter the season.

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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.

Hope to see you there.

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Winter Pictures / Outdoor Fun


 

A highlight of winter in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal Skate way, the world’s largest skating rink.

A highlight of winter in Ottawa is the Rideau Canal Skate way, the world’s largest skating rink.

The Skate way is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s parliament buildings.

The Skate way is 7.8 kilometres long, and begins just steps from Canada’s parliament buildings.

Making creatures out of snow, just for fun

Making creatures out of snow, just for fun

Tobogganing and sledding at Beaver Lake

Tobogganing and sledding

Family fun on the ice

Family fun on the ice

These pictures of fun things to do with our families in winter were taken by me in  Montreal and Ottawa

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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.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (The American Wigeon)


The American wigeon is a medium-sized bird; it is larger than a teal, but smaller than a pintail. In silhouette, the wigeon can be distinguished from other dabblers by its round head, short neck, and small bill.

The American Wigeon is a medium-sized bird; it is larger than a teal, but smaller than a pintail. In silhouette, the wigeon can be distinguished from other dabblers by its round head, short neck, and small bill.

The hens have gray and brown plumage. Both sexes have a pale blue bill with a black tip, a white belly, and gray legs and feet.[

The hens have gray and brown plumage. Both sexes have a pale blue bill with a black tip, a white belly, and gray legs and feet.

The breeding male (drake) has a mask of  green feathers around its eyes and a cream colored cap running from the crown of its head to its bill. This white patch gives the wigeon its other common name, baldpate. Their belly is also white.

The breeding male (drake) has a mask of green feathers around its eyes and a cream colored cap running from the crown of its head to its bill. This white patch gives the wigeon its other common name, baldpate. Their belly is also white.

The American wigeon is a bird of open wetlands, such as wet grassland or marshes with some taller vegetation, and usually feeds by dabbling for plant food or grazing.

The American wigeon is a bird of open wetlands, such as wet grassland or marshes with some taller vegetation, and usually feeds by dabbling for plant food or grazing.

Wigeon also commonly feed on dry land, eating waste grain in harvested fields and grazing on pasture grasses, winter wheat, clover, and lettuce. Having a largely vegetarian diet, most wigeon migrate in the fall well before northern marshes begin to freeze.

Wigeon also commonly feed on dry land, eating waste grain in harvested fields and grazing on pasture grasses, winter wheat, clover, and lettuce. Having a largely vegetarian diet, most wigeon migrate in the fall well before northern marshes begin to freeze.

These pictures of the American Wigeon were taken by me on a visit to The Park of Rapids in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and the information about the American Wigeon was taken from Wikipedia.

The American wigeon (Anas americana), also American widgeon or baldpate, is a species of dabbling duck found in North America. It is common and widespread, breeding in all but the extreme north of Canada and Alaska.

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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.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Note:

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.

Hope to see you there.

 

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