In the pitch dark of an Algonquin Park night, a small light cuts the gloom. A park naturalist is collecting newly hatched turtles to protect them from predators. Further up the path, we had seen the destroyed leathery shells discarded after a hungry raccoon or fox had dug them up. He hopes to save these.
My friend Lori Waldbrook, who happens to be with Parks Ontario, takes her commitment to the outdoors seriously. So does her brother-in-law, Bob. An annual camping trip is part of their family tradition. “On one camping trip, Bob brought along a new, cool way to make ice cream,” explains Lori. “It can be done in any campground, requires no electricity and uses simple ingredients easily brought from home. And the boys had so much fun.” Continue reading