Now it is time for fall colours, the honking of geese migrating, pumpkins, jumping into piles of leaves, the smell of wood smoke, a return to school, college football, crisp apples, country fairs and gatherings to give thanks for the harvest.
The way he was looking at me made me think of the song. By the way, NEVER try to pick up a snapping turtle from the front. When they are on land they feel vulnerable and the will bite. Believe me it hurts.
If you need to move one off a road, approach from the rear and pick it up by its shell, never its tail, just behind the rear legs. You can support the turtle and not get bitten. Be careful, they can turn around quickly.
Monarch Fest at Rondeau Provincial Park This is an event put on by the Friends of Rondeau. BBQ, craft sale, face painting and of course banding and releasing monarchs. The kids, of all ages, seem to be fascinated.
Some of the monarchs banded on the weekend will make it to Mexico.