Seeing Double

Full rainbow over Fifth St., Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Pot O’Gold

A full rainbow arcs over Fifth St. after a brief, but intense, thunderstorm. Click image to view larger.

Melanistic and common garter snake, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Black & Tan

Common garter snakes, one melanistic, emerge from their hibernaculum in the early Spring. Click image to view larger.

Closeup of a pair of muskrats together, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Captain & Tennille

Muskrat Love!  A pair of muskrats dine together in the waters of Snug Harbour.

Mute swans sleeping on ice, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Where’s Waldo?

Mute swans snooze the afternoon away on the snowy ice off of the boardwalk towards Centre Island.

Great Egrets, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Kissing Booth

A great egret shields its mate from the prying eyes of the paparazzi.

Painted turtle riding on another turtle's back, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands

Hitching a Ride

A young turtle improbably basks on the back of another turtle.  The large fellow here is also the largest turtle in this photograph.

Fire Herons, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Fire Herons

Kathleen’s wonderful heron lanterns light the way on Ward’s Beach for Fire Parade 2010.

Beaver couple, Algonquin Island, Toronto Islands

Happy Couple

A pair of large beavers sit on the bank of the lagoon near the new fire hall.

Canada geese in flight, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Birds of a Feather

A pair of Canada geese fly through the inner harbour in 2007 in perfect synchronicity.

Painted turtles on log, Doughnut Island, Toronto Islands


Garter snakes, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

The Reptile Twins

A pair of garter snakes stare intently before leaving the safety of their hibernaculum in search of an early Spring meal.

Muskrats, Snug Harbour, Toronto Islands

Dynamic Duo

A lovely muskrat couple hoover back zebra mussels as fast as they can, on a “feeding platform” in Snug harbour. In the spring and fall (it’s usually frozen solid in the winter) when the waters clear (in summer the waters warm up and are full of algae and weeds), you can see mounds of zebra […]

Sleeping cats, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bro Men

Tigger and Marble wile away a long summer afternoon, dealing with their stressors as only felines know how.