Actaea pachypoda – Doll’s eyes

The actaea pachypoda is a herbaceous perennial plant with white flowers and fruits (shown above) that resemble doll’s eyes – hence the common name. I took this shot at the Koffler Scientific Resere, north of Toronto, while helping my son collect ants two summers ago. Right now, Kyle is in Peru, collecting ants and doing other […]

Museum of Civilization

This museum has history dating back to 1856. The first hall was to display artifacts for the Geological Survey of Canada, although it originally was situated in Montreal, it is now in Gatineau, Quebec (across the river from Ottawa). I highly recommend this museum for anyone, but especially for families. This is from the Grand Hall – […]