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.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lake Walkers

During the bitterly cold -30 weather with windchill in January, the deer took refuge from the wind and the deep snow by retreating deep into our forest.  They took full advantage of the ski trails, which provided them with easy travel.

But now that the winds have dropped and the sun is starting to carry more heat in its rays, they are back, moving across the lake and along the shorelines.  It is a good note to take care when driving, because as the deer start to move, they will of course move across roads. Deer, despite everything we try to teach them, are very very bad at stopping and looking both ways before they cross the road.

Their paths and tracks are now 'festooning' the property.  This group was just outside my window this afternoon.

They are coming right to the house to raid the bird feeders, too.

Look closely at the sunset.  When you can take your eyes of the gorgeous sky colours, look at the right side of the picture, just in front of the square boathouse.  Those two dots on the ice? Those would be deer...

It makes for excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, as the deer saunter across the bay.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, I remember how the deer would come up to the ground below where my parents kept the feeders, and lick up fallen seed. One of them was below the kitchen windows, so if you looked out, you stood a good chance late in the day of seeing the rump of one or two. And if you went down into the basement, there was a window facing that spot, so you were four feet away from the deer.