We arrived and were set up just after 2p.m. on Friday. We headed out to do some exploring and it was breathtaking to see the beauty of all the trillium's at Awenda. The forest floor was a carpet of trillium's in parts of the park. Down by the beach we spotted a Red-tailed Hawk sitting low on a branch. I was able to get a few photos. The park assistant superintendent said that it has been in the park for a while and that it is unusual for them to live in the forest as they usually live near open fields. We saw it a few times as we traveled the park.We enjoyed a hike before supper and an evening by the campfire,
Saturday morning we had a visitor. One of the many chipmunks that call Awenda home came looking for a treat so I had to share a few nuts with her. She was very protective of her territory and kept the others from any of the goodies. We met up with Mike and Wendy in Midland and went for lunch in Severn Falls and a tour of the area for the afternoon. We had a great afternoon outing and it was nice to get together. When we arrived back at camp we spent some time at Kettle Lake and headed to the beach to get sunset pictures but the clouds moved in so we just enjoyed some time by the water. We had a bite to eat when we arrived back at camp and enjoyed another quiet evening by the fire.
Sunday we spent the day in the park exploring and taking in all the wonderful sights that Awenda has to offer. There were 3 male Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers that were vying for a females attention most of the weekend. It was amusing to watch all there interaction and the calling they did all weekend long. I was able to get some interesting photos of them. We enjoyed a delicious bbq'd dinner and time by the campfire.
Monday was another gorgeous day. We enjoyed the sights and sounds at camp before heading to Kettle Lake for one last view. We had brunch and packed up for our trip home. We always look forward to our time in this park as there is always lots to see and enjoy.
We will be heading off to Inverhuron Park this weekend.
Red-tailed Hawk soaking up some sun
Enjoying every bit of this scratch
I loved the lighting on these trillium's
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker leaving his mark on this tree
He's giving this tree a good hug
Sapsuckers artwork on this piece of birch bark
Soft pink trillium in the shadows
Face left in a tree by a busy Pileated Woodpecker
Mr. & Mrs. Mallard out for an evening swim
Surfs up at the lake on Sunday
View from the trail at Kettle Lake
Amazing blooms on this tree on the Beaver Trail
Close up of the flowers in the center of the bloom
White-crowned Sparrow by the lake
Sunday evenings supper was so yummy
You can always find a happy face somewhere
There were some red trilliums
Chippy found a snack to enjoy on this log
Crab Spider patiently waits for food