With a gentle breeze blowing in off the lake, summertime in Port Stanley offers ample opportunity to explore the shore. Swim with ease as the Blue Flag, awarded internationally for environmental upkeep and safety, sways in the summer air!
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Sunday morning hike with Tom 🌨
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Have you ever heard the term microplastics? 👎
Microplastics refer to the small pieces of plastic debris resulting from the disposal and breakdown of consumer products and industrial waste. (as seen below)
Our lakes, rivers, oceans, and beaches are FILLED with them! In some places, there is over 6x more plastic than plankton (the main food source). Did you know this problem happens right here in Lake Erie? Over 22 million pounds of plastic enter into the Great Lakes every year! If you take a close look, you can find these microplastics on the beach.
Plastics continue to break down into smaller pieces and are consumed by animals and even humans (accidentally of course)! It's said every week we consume a credit card size amount of plastic. 🤢
Courage starts with showing up and letting ourself be seen. 💛Two Indoor Cycle Times Today💛
If you’re someone who has thought about trying Cycle Class but are scared, worried, feel like you can’t do it, think you can’t keep up, don’t want to be judged or think you have no idea what you’re doing; guess what, almost every single person who has walked through the door has thought that.
Show up - you’re about to show yourself that you CAN! We will welcome you, guide you, motivate you and love you. You will feel right at home!
2pm and 6:30pm TODAY, Monday!
I know it’s 🇺🇸President’s Day🇺🇸 no school, no problem!!! BRING THE KIDS, we welcome them!
See you today, we can’t wait to ride with you! .
I wandered onto the beaches of Long Point, Ontario, to look for migratory shorebirds, but ended up watching three Forster’s Terns hunting in the shallow water of Lake Erie. As I watched, one of the terns dove in and caught a round goby (𝘕𝘦𝘰𝘨𝘰𝘣𝘪𝘶𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘶𝘴), a prolific invasive species in the Great Lakes region.
This post is part of a series from May 2018, my second spring field season in southwestern Ontario with the Long Point Fowler’s Toad Project.
Bessie, the giant serpent of Lake Erie. Sightings of a large serpent up to 40 ft long have been sighted in the South Bay of Lake Erie go back to 1793 and last sighted in the late 1990s. Most witnesses describe something snake like while others describe it having flippers.