Spring officially arrived in March but, while the snow has now finally melted in Peterborough and areas to the south, there’s still plenty of the white stuff in the northern Kawarthas.
We took a trip to our cottage north of Apsley this past weekend and, would you believe it, there was still four feet of snow on our driveway! Luckily, we brought our snowshoes.
But there are some sure signs spring is finally here. It’s getting light earlier, birds are singing in the morning, robins are building their nests, and I even saw two loons on Little Lake in Peterborough. While our top March photos are still heavy with snow, I promise no snow pictures for April — I hope!
Do you want to get on our photographer list? All you need is an Insta account and to tag us using our hashtag #kawarthanow when posting your photo.
We share photos from across our readership area, which is the five-county area surrounding Peterborough which includes Peterborough, Northumberland, City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, and Hastings (we sneak in the occasional Algonquin Park picture as well, particularly if it’s by a Kawartha photographer).
To see our daily shares of photos, follow us on Instagram @kawarthanow and check out our feed’s monthly highlight reels for recaps of every month in 2019.
#1. Bald Eagle in Selwyn by Robert Metcalfe @robert.a.metcalfe
Posted March 10, 2019. 7,554 impressions, 550 likes
#2. Bobcat near Bobcaygeon by Donna Shaw @propertyguys.kawarthalakes
Posted March 6, 2019. 7,337 impressions, 628 likes
#3. Early spring at Warsaw Caves by Mike Marcov @mikemarkov
Posted March 29, 2019. 6,391 impressions, 548 likes
#4. Starry night at Silent Lake by Vincent Yi Zhang @vincentzhangyi
Posted March 9, 2019. 6,374 impressions, 470 likes
#5. Snowy bridge in Kawartha Lakes by Kathryn Frank @_katy.did.it_
Posted March 13, 2019. 6,329 impressions, 397 likes
#6. Sunrise over East City in Peterborough by Brian P. @bparypa73
Posted March 14, 2019. 6,238 impressions, 606 likes
#7. Train bridge over the Otonabee River by Brian P. @bparypa73
Posted March 24, 2019. 6,237 impressions, 447 likes
#8. Out like a lion by Melissa Maahs Photography @melissamaahsphotography
Posted March 31, 2019. 6,162 impressions, 516 likes
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Good Sunday morning our #kawarthapeeps where March goes out like a lion with a fresh thick wet blanket of snow! Photo by @melissamaahsphotography in a #flashback to 2017 but all of the Kawarthas is blanketed this morning. #ourKNkawarthas #springinthekawarthas #winterinthekawarthas #ptbokawartha #kawarthalakes #thekawarthalakes #thekawarthas #kawarthas #kawarthanature #kawartha #kawarthaNOW #kawarthalife #kawarthacommunity
#9. Baddow Road backyard deer by Karen Suggitt @karen_suggitt
Posted March 23, 2019. 6,102 impressions, 451 likes