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Wood Cockroach

There have been sightings of the common Wood Roach (also known as Pine Bugs or Cedar Bugs) in the Park Lands area.

Please read on for more information about this insect, and always be proactive with preparations for entering and leaving wilderness areas.

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New Schooner Trail

The North Frontenac Park Lands has established its first official hiking trail.

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Be Bear Wise!

There has been an increased amount of human-bear encounters.  PREPARE and BE AWARE of the steps you can take to avoid encounters with bears.

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Important notice about campsite reservations – all visitors please read.

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Stargazing PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Backyard astronomers know the importance of dark skies. North Frontenac Park Lands offer stargazers a remarkable view of the starry canopy without the annoying effects of light pollution.

Enjoy your favourite spring, summer or fall constellation from a quiet,  secluded campsite providing the ideal setting for hours of dark sky enjoyment. Amateur astronomers appreciate our “top 10” dark sky rating, especially when observing deep sky objects like nebulas and faint galaxies in the deeper regions of space.

To help you choose the best nights to book you campsite, here are a few links, complements of Environment Canada, where you can get 48 hour forecasts for cloud cover, seeing quality, and sky transparency.

You might also enjoy these other interesting sources of astronomy related information:

Hubble Space Telescope
hubble.stsci.edu/news_.and._views/
This page contains links to the latest publicly released images from Hubble.

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
http://www.rasc.ca/
Canada's national organization of amateur astronomers, with local centres in most cities across Canada. Publisher of annual Observer's Handbook, Calendar, bi-monthly Journal, and Beginner's Observing Guide.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
The home page of choice for many amateur astronomers.

When you’re ready ‘click here’ to book your campsite!

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