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Birch Alley

Looking back towards Chalet Pruche from part way down Birch Alley on the Canada 150 Trail.  It was good to be back in the arboretum again after its long closure – even better that the sun shone and only members can access the trails just now so we almost have the whole forest to ourselves.

21 species of birds.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 15 June, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 67.46mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
By |2020-06-15T15:17:23-04:00June 18th, 2020|arboretum|0 Comments

Forest Apiery


Entering the Arboretum there is a small apiary off to one side of the road which is now well hidden in long grasses and surrounding trees. Long ago in England I kept bees as a hobby and I always like to check out hives when I pass them. Peaceful places.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 7 June, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 64.84mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

By |2020-06-07T15:21:31-04:00June 9th, 2020|arboretum, INsect|0 Comments

Back to the Arboretum

Been a long time

Although the Arboretum has been “tolerating” visitors during the viral shutdown period as the entry could not be manned we have held back from visiting in the hope that the world would leave the place in peace. They didn’t. Harrumph. However it is now open again to members only and although it will be a day or two before we have time to wander around I dropped by for a token ten minutes this afternoon. This is Pines Field just outside the entrance and full of bird song.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 7 June, 2020
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
By |2020-06-08T09:42:40-04:00June 8th, 2020|arboretum, Landscape, trees|0 Comments

Birch Alley

Paper Birch Tree

In the arboretum there is a long line of birch trees originally collected from each of the Canadian provinces and territories. Ostensibly all the same species they exhibit interesting differences.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 7 March, 2020
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Focal length: 38.04mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
By |2020-03-07T14:29:40-05:00March 7th, 2020|arboretum, Seasons, trees|0 Comments
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