This is a video slideshow of the photographs I took on a walk with Don and Ruth Bucknell around their "Mud Lake" property on August 19, 2013. The images are set to music arranged by Brandon Besharah.
Time: 11min. 9 Sec.
BACKGROUND: I grew up on a farm across the road from Mud Lake and I have many fond memories of spending time there as a teenager in the 1960s and 70s. I was very pleased to be able to visit the Bucknell's this past summer and spend the day with them. They gave me a tour and nature talk about the plants and trees on the property. See how many you can identify as you view the video.
The property is located in South-West Oxford Township, Oxford County, in south western Ontario, just south of the town of Ingersoll. This is a unique part of Canada that is on the northern edge of the Carolinian eco zone - that is the eastern woodland forest of the United States that extends up into the southern part of Ontario along the Lake Erie shoreline and between Lake Ontario to the east and Lake Huron to the west.
This property, which is owned by Don & Ruth Bucknell, has been protected as a natural wetland and forest reserve for over 50 years and will continue to enjoy permanent protection under the auspicious of The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
For more information on this video and other "eco stories" produced by me for educational purposes, visit my website virginiabarter.ca or contact me, Virginia Barter by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . I do a variety of artist-in-the schools programs.