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    on sundays ride along the humber we came across this carved into a dead beech, though the beech was still alive when it was carved... 1953 cool

    1953 in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    older car wrecks are cool period...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    older car wrecks are cool period...

    My Dad did that same manoevre to the same model car...landed in a similar position in a river. He sat there, sobered up and waited for help...
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    Man, why do i think i've seen that first tree... where is that shot from?

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    that is near the abandoned swimming pool by the river west side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    that is near the abandoned swimming pool by the river west side.
    Hmm.. maybe not. Abandoned swimming pools sound cool though.

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    I am willing to get they carved the year in the tree to celebrate this momentous occasion.

    January 27 – The Canadian Dental Association approves the use of fluoride in drinking water

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    If dentists have been frequenting the area it may not be safe... FF mandatory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    If dentists have been frequenting the area it may not be safe... FF mandatory!
    Especially if the dentist was trained by the KGB.




    Or even worse, if his name is Dr. Szell. You can look that one up for yourself on youtube.

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dG5Qk-jB0D4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Aha...

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    is it safe?
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    Nope, it is not safe...


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    Just in case anybody is wondering what a dentist looks like, so they can stay safe, you can usually find them riding something ridiculous like this with their helmet flapping loose and the glasses on the inside of the straps. Do not approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Just in case anybody is wondering what a dentist looks like, so they can stay safe, you can usually find them riding something ridiculous like this with their helmet flapping loose and the glasses on the inside of the straps. Do not approach.
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    So wrong.

    Close friend of mine happens to be a dentist and he kills it on the bike.


    dentist on steeps


    A dentist getting stuff done on a big route in the Chilcotins.


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    Shirk, it is a well known cycling fact that most dentists conform to the rules i've laid out(in fact they aren't even my rules). Saying that, I think your dentist is exceptional and perhaps should consider a career change to avoid any future stereotyping or accusations of sandbagging.

    If your dentist friend asked you " is it safe?" - it being a trail feature, would you break into a cold sweat?

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    interesting ride today, checked out a few new icebike routes in the west humber.

    love these old bridges...









    under another bridge





    can see the temple, ground got to soft...



    old horse buggy spotted



    never seen so many morning doves sitting in one tree...

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    Nice, hope you had studded tires on... stuff is slippery out there. Proof that clairville isn't always flooded.

    What's in the tree, mourning doves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Nice, hope you had studded tires on... stuff is slippery out there. Proof that clairville isn't always flooded.

    What's in the tree, mourning doves?
    Studded tires would have helped but it was still possible to ride frozen sections. We need more freezing cold days and conditions will be perfect.




    There were some muddy sections where the sun melted the ground and turned the surface to pudding



    We had never seen so many mourning doves in one spot... a rare sight
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    Excellent! I've yet to put on my studded tires, just dropped that psi way down. I did put them on my commuter bicycle, but that is another case... skinny rubber tires, drop bars, clips and black ice are a dangerous combination.

    Seeing a flight(had to check that one) of doves is interesting. I only see mourning dove in pair, but that is more than enough of them since it always seems i'm trying to sleep in when they show up at 7am crying(right above my window it seems).

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    when you drop on ice you drop hard... those birds are good eating you know and not an endangered species wink wink
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    December 25 ride. Light dusting of snow and river is still high


    Chickadees munched and chirped


    Toasty fire


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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    when you drop on ice you drop hard...
    Yeah
    those birds are good eating you know and not an endangered species wink wink
    Good eating? - They probably host just about every worm and parasite under the Eastern Canada sun. Probably just as good as wild turkey!

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    December 25 ride. Light dusting of snow and river is still high
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    I guess those chickadee are safe, probably too many bones for good eating. lol.

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    good pics jah!

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    a cool eastern canada 2cv built car that i want to copy to carry a quiver killer...





    built in france i think
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    is it safe?

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    That old concrete bridge is in remarkable shape considering how old it is. I have never seen a concrete truss bridge that size before. I had to google about this style of bridge and found there is one along the old Route 66 Bridge. The picture posted here by SS is a much nicer looking bridge, imo.

    Thanks for posting all the cool pics that you do SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudhead View Post
    that old concrete bridge is in remarkable shape considering how old it is. I have never seen a concrete truss bridge that size before. I had to google about this style of bridge and found there is one along the old route 66 bridge. the picture posted here by ss is a much nicer looking bridge, imo.

    Thanks for posting all the cool pics that you do ss.

    Over the last year we discovered many old bridges within 15 km of Bolton. Some are intact but in various stages of decay. While others like the Claireville one is remarkable. More research is required but the bridges were probably built around the same time

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    Those bridges even survived the wrath of Hurricane Hazel which in itself is a miracle for how much damage was done. The aftermath of the hurricane is likely why these bridges were no longer used.

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    Cool pictures of the bridges ! I love that stuff !!
    Did you know there's two bridges near holland landing & Newmarket that are built over abandoned lift locks ?? The lift locks were built about hundred years ago & never saw a boat . People drive over them every day & don't know they' re there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    Cool pictures of the bridges ! I love that stuff !!
    Did you know there's two bridges near holland landing & Newmarket that are built over abandoned lift locks ?? The lift locks were built about hundred years ago & never saw a boat . People drive over them every day & don't know they' re there.
    Those two bridges were part of what was called Mulock's Foley. Mulock had a grand scheme of building a canal from Lake Simcoe toward the Newmarket area but ran out of water. The swing bridge at Green Lane, was only used once. It was opened and sunk slightly. It was closed and never reopened for fear it would become inoperable.

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    those bowstring bridges are almost 100 years old and the first examples of using concrete in such structures. the engineer was frank barber who did a few other bridges (leaside)...
    the bridges are now being considered as heritage structures and will be restored.
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    bolton fair pic!



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    a low cost method of making bridge spans out of local forestry products or deadfall.



    the laminate actually preserves the wood as well as allows expansion...

    i've seen this method used in old mines...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragginBars View Post
    where is this?
    Port Colborne. I don't know the area well but it's just west of 58 and south of Killaly. I've heard it was an old cement plant. A REALLY old one by the looks of things. There are some dirt jumps built in there. Not mine. They've been there for years. I'm just passing through.
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    Urban (decay) riding in Welland.

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    I.... uhhh... I'm not quite sure what's going on in that picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickboers View Post
    I.... uhhh... I'm not quite sure what's going on in that picture
    It's not quite what it seems.
    I moved from Vancouver Island to Welland last April and it was quite a shock to see the urban decay and industrial wasteland that IS Welland.

    I was doing a series of "Urban (decay) Riding" pictures where I was just riding around in all the old abandoned factories and buildings taking pictures of the destruction. I chanced upon a professional photographer and his model who were doing basically the same thing. She was just posing in and around old abandoned buildings. They followed me around the rest of that afternoon because they were from out of town and I knew where the cool abandoned buildings were. I never did find out where, or if the pictures they took were published.

    I was going to put mine on my website but it works just as well to post them here. They'll probably last longer since there's a good chance I'm dying. I'm feeling a little sorry for myself today, please bear with me. Fricken' cancer.
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    One of my favorite signs. I think it says "No suicide allowed"
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    The kids missed a few windows.
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    .... just a few.

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    No honestly, I was just taking pictures of the broken windows...

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    I think this calls for some Iron Maiden?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post

    One of my favorite signs. I think it says "No suicide allowed"
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    No, that clearly is telling you to be careful you don't nut yourself...

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    Plenty of good rock throwing to be done on those windows. Lazy kids of Welland.

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    Spotted this 2stroke motoped in the Don on Sunday. Singlesprocket chatted him up and discussed the finer points of alternative transportation. The rider proudly showed off his creative build and drew a crowd of onlookers at the dirt jumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Spotted this 2stroke motoped in the Don on Sunday. Singlesprocket chatted him up and discussed the finer points of alternative transportation. The rider proudly showed off his creative build and drew a crowd of onlookers at the dirt jumps

    forgot about that, i like to see creative ideas/builds. an electric power plant would be better, but still very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    forgot about that, i like to see creative ideas/builds. an electric power plant would be better, but still very interesting.
    There are a few guys in Hamilton with similar "homebrew" set ups. They often have a 12 pack of Lucky Lager strapped to the rack too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    There are a few guys in Hamilton with similar "homebrew" set ups. They often have a 12 pack of Lucky Lager strapped to the rack too...
    I'm not sure what this rider had in his velo box...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I'm not sure what this rider had in his velo box...
    Looks like an ammunition case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Looks like an ammunition case.
    LOL Anything is possible
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    Mono Cliffs Turkey Vultures seen on the ride yesterday


    This one swooped in for a closer view
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    Lots of turkey vulture around lately... Must be tasty road-kill eats nearby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Lots of turkey vulture around lately... Must be tasty road-kill eats nearby!
    Or left-overs from Peter's Cellar
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Lots of turkey vulture around lately... Must be tasty road-kill eats nearby!
    Personally, I think it's a clear sign that more bodies have been dumped in Caledon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Or left-overs from Peter's Cellar
    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Personally, I think it's a clear sign that more bodies have been dumped in Caledon.
    Likely you are both correct... haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Or left-overs from Peter's Cellar
    lol... peter's cellar

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    F*ck Cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    i suspect peter's cellar...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    i suspect peter's cellar...
    great place
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    I have a photo taken of a cougar in this area ( near Beeton) a couple of years ago ! There is no doubt , it was a cougar !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    I have a photo taken of a cougar in this area ( near Beeton) a couple of years ago ! There is no doubt , it was a cougar !
    post it up!
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    Have photo , lost track of guy who took it. Not really my ( legal ?? ) right to post it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    Have photo , lost track of guy who took it. Not really my ( legal ?? ) right to post it .
    since when did you become law abiding ?


    maybe you'll see some next week at the BC bike race.
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    Biggest one I've ever seen
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    since when did you become law abiding ?


    maybe you'll see some next week at the BC bike race.
    Haha that's why team -van-go is having me go to bc . The cops here are looking for me : )

    I'm hoping to be hunted down by a cougar : )

    I may post the photo anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    Have photo , lost track of guy who took it. Not really my ( legal ?? ) right to post it .
    It will fit right in with all the others pinned above the mattress in the back of your VW van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    It will fit right in with all the others pinned above the mattress in the back of your VW van.
    Haha , nice !!
    By the way the camera with the red flashing light in my van is for security only Hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadmos View Post
    Biggest one I've ever seen
    What kind of snake is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadmos View Post
    Biggest one I've ever seen
    That's how Crash 'n Bern gets 'em in the van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    That's how Crash 'n Bern gets 'em in the van.
    And once inside , they say " that's the biggest one I've ever seen ". : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    It will fit right in with all the others pinned above the mattress in the back of your VW van.
    lol
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    Does this artwork belong to anyone here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderltd View Post
    What kind of snake is that?
    That is a common garter snake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wankel View Post
    Does this artwork belong to anyone here?
    that's lame
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    Speaking of snakes, saw an incredible caterpillar at Albion on Tuesday. It was HUGE! Didn't get a pic myself, but this is pretty accurate:



    Apparently it turns into North America's largest moth. I can believe it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Speaking of snakes, saw an incredible caterpillar at Albion on Tuesday. It was HUGE! Didn't get a pic myself, but this is pretty accurate:


    Apparently it turns into North America's largest moth. I can believe it!
    did it look like this?

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    Oddly, it looked a lot like that!
    Trying a new pic:

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    oh my gawd! down the rabbit hole... kill it with fire...
    Last edited by singlesprocket; 08-24-2012 at 09:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Oddly, it looked a lot like that!
    Trying a new pic:
    I believe that's a horned tomato worm.
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    on tonight's ride and build...

    awesome mushrooms out...

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    Not very "cool" but neat. "Massive" silos on the trail through Waterford, Ont. For perspective, the green things you see sticking out towards the bottom on the right (they're actually stairs) were about 10 feet off the ground.

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    Silos are cool and the stairs jutting out makes it an oddity.
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    very cool, should be converted into a living/artist/work space...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgage View Post
    I believe that's a horned tomato worm.
    If it survives. it turns into this behemoth:


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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/48131951" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgage View Post
    I believe that's a horned tomato worm.
    Nope. Cecropia silkmoth (Hyalophora cecropia)

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    Much prettier than that plain looking Manduca Quinquemaculata

    Thanks Nerdgirl for setting it straight

    Thank for Wikipedia
    Hyalophora cecropia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    and this site was interesting too
    Cecropia Silkmoth
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    During our Sunday, Humber ride, I spotted this little guy next to the trail. I think he was having a lazy day because he didn;t move as I crept up to him to snap a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    During our Sunday, Humber ride, I spotted this little guy next to the trail. I think he was having a lazy day because he didn;t move as I crept up to him to snap a pic.

    Haven't seen a garter snake in a while. I thought they had gone into hibernation already. Probably will after this weekend. I was scraping frost off my lady's car this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Haven't seen a garter snake in a while. I thought they had gone into hibernation already. Probably will after this weekend. I was scraping frost off my lady's car this morning.
    This is the second garter I've seen this year (the first one was in early spring on the Dingle Trail) and posted up

    I think I spotted this one as he was going into hibernation mode
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    Found this curious praying mantis while doing fall yard maintenance.



    We placed the little mantis in a shrub out of harms way
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    On the way to Buffalo (sort of).
    Caution, cows may be chasing farmers out into traffic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Found this curious praying mantis while doing fall yard maintenance.



    We placed the little mantis in a shrub out of harms way
    Holly cow, that thing's huge!
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    A snowy owl, Sunday morning on the Etobicoke Creek trail. Sorry no pic since I was riding at the time. Great to see nonetheless since I've heard that their numbers on on the decline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Holly cow, that thing's huge!
    The Mantis was incredibly calm and gentle. It sat on my hand and stared at me while singlesprocket snapped pics. They are great for organic gardens because they serve as pest control.
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