We all know how important it to spend time in nature. At CVC, we love that people are inspired to share photos they take while exploring the Credit River Watershed. Here are some highlights from 2021 so far:
White-tailed deer are a common sight in the Credit River Watershed but we’re not complaining! They’re always a treat for the eye. Photo credit: Instagram, @markpoulter3
A white breasted nuthatch ready for takeoff. Photo credit: Instagram, @patrickshuyu
Beautiful ice crystals form along the banks of the Credit River. Photo credit: Instagram, @ateliernaite
There are 11 owl species that live in Ontario, including this barred owl. Photo credit: Instagram, @patrickshuyu
We think he is daydreaming about chasing butterflies in the summertime. Please remember that for everyone’s safety, always have pets on a leash while at a conservation area. Photo credit: Instagram, @heyitsastro
Let it snow, let it snow, let is snow! Photo credit: Instagram, @woodlums_canada
The orange and white colour contrast of this coyote’s fur is beautiful. Learn more about living in harmony with coyotes. Photo credit: Instagram, @becker.pix
This fungus made the perfect shelf for the fluffy snow to rest on. Photo credit: Instagram, @kaitrrrs
Someone looks like they’re up to no good. Photo credit: Instagram, @justafotohobby
The Credit River in Mississauga after a fresh snowfall. Photo credit: Instagram, @thegridarticle
Spending time in nature boosts our happy hormones. One study found that taking a 20-minute walk in the woods trees, compared to an urban setting, significant reduced blood pressure and feelings of anxiety. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, stay local and explore a conservation area in your community. Learn which park is closest to you by visiting our conservation areas map.
If you’ve taken photos of nature in the Credit River Watershed, please share them with us by tagging us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
By CVC’s Kimberley Laird, Marketing and Communications