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.

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Place to Nap, a Place to Walk

 Deep snow makes it tough for the deer to move around.  This is particularly true when the snow includes an icy crust that can scrape legs, and let the deer 'almost' stand on it but then drop away underneath them.

That can make life tiring, so this doe took the chance to snug down near Beaver cottage this morning after a snack of cedar twigs to rest up.  Snow is very insulating, and with the deer's thick coats and hollow hairs, is suprisingly warm.

The deer, not stupid, will tend to follow established trails in order to make it easier to get around. Much as we do, following shovelled paths or beaten trails.  Or ski trails. The deer love the ski trails, which make it simple for them to move around within our 20 km. network in the woods.

This is one of the Deer Highways, coming down right across from our entrance to the Lodge.  It's a good shot of it, showing clearly the well defined trail that makes scooting up that hill easy!

1 comment:

  1. The deer are smart critters. They do learn quickly, and those ski trails will help them along well.