Out and About
A list of local
photo locations - very local ones that can be covered in a morning or
afternoon rather than a whole day trip, individually (if you're itching
to get out with the camera but not sure where to go) or with a group,
within half an hour or so of Kingston.
||Lake Ontario Park
||Cataraqui Conservation Area
||Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
||Cataraqui Trail (from Front Rd/King St W)
||Lower Brewers Locks
||Amherst Island (just about)
The most recent outings were to Lake Ontario
Park, Amherst Island, and Gananoque.
The EAPA (Brockville) have made a gallery of the
Gananoque day, which you can see via the link on
A2A - Algonquin to Adirondacks
The Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation
Association (A2A) is
an international big picture organization. Its aim is to connect
wildlife habitat in the area between Algonquin Park in Ontario and
Adirondack State Park in New York State.
This region is home to a vast array of different
plants and animals, including many that are at risk. Preserving and
connecting habitat is critical to their survival.
Connecting habitat is the goal of A2A. Most of
the A2A region is privately owned. Wildlife doesn't recognize park
boundaries. Parks are not large enough by themselves to provide all the
conditions wildlife needs. Many animals must move outside protected
areas to find food, shelter and mates.
- Educates the public about the importance of
habitat connections in the A2A area.
- Connects landowners with programs to improve
or create habitat connections on their land.
- Provides maps and research for landscape level
- Works with governments to protect habitat and
to reduce deaths on highways.
- Works with partners to identify land that
animals need for habitat and movement before it is developed.
- Works with partners and stakeholders to connect
habitat between lakes and along streams and rivers.
How does this affect the Kingston Photographic
Club, I hear you cry (I do, don't I?)
As a club, maybe in the future we can help
photographically, with records, illustration etc. possibly linking with
other local photo clubs. It could give us the chance to go on outings
with a specific purpose, quite close to home but still 'in the wilds'
and supporting this organization would give the Club some kudos. All
very early days yet - it was a pure coincidence that I got the
information from the lady in Lansdowne that helps to organize it.
Individually, you can help support the organization with a small
donation. Much more information on their website.