Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pine Marten Prize

I asked Carmen if she'd seen any wildlife on her hike into the Park last week. She replied 'not really, there were a lot of people in the Park, so there's more animals on your property.'

But Carmen was holding out on me. She sent this photo she snapped of a Pine Marten. We think that's very special indeed.

These agile fellows are rarely seen. Solitary, with a range of from 5 to 15 miles, and primarily zipping about up in the trees, they are just plain hard to spot.

Voraciously hungry, Pine martens spend a lot of time searching the forest floor for rodents. Big items on the menu are voles, mice, birds, flying squirrels, reptiles, and rabbits. Martens will eat honey, insects, conifer seeds, worms, eggs, and even berries.

They don't hibernate, but spend the winter hunting. To stay warm when they rest, they burrow into the snow. And they have fur on the soles of their feet to keep them warm and to create a snowshoe effect when they walk! Around the base of trees and shrubs is a prime hunting ground in winter, because that is where the mice are.

Thanks for sharing your pictures, Carmen. This one is real prize!


  1. Great shot! Not only have I never seen one of these, I didn't even know they existed.

  2. Wow, very cool. Not only have I never seen one, I had never heard of these beautiful animals till now! What a great shot. Go, Carmen!

  3. Thanks guys..!! Isn't he the cutest little thing..? I don't know who was most surprised to see the other...him or me.. ;)