The Mud Lake area has been a popular venue for Ottawa residents during the pandemic. It's easy to reach by car or even by bus, offers an abundance of wildlife, and has well-marked trails. I like it mainly for landscape and macro shots. That said, I'll also take some wildlife photos if opportunities present themselves.
A good friend wanted to take advantage of unusually warm November weather and organized a small outing. There were five of us. Since I quite like the stretch of Ottawa River near the lake, I arrived a bit early so I could take some shots there. I then walked over to the main trailhead for Mud Lake to join up with the group. We walked loosely from the trailhead to a small bridge over an inlet to the lake and back again.
We had about 2 hours of shooting time, and then we gathered for some ice cream and chat at a local micro creamery. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon on a beautiful November day.