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Hello. I am the web designer for the www.getawaystoontario.ca I am also the one who edited the Bruce Peninsula listing on Wikipedia... so there is not copywrite infringement. I give my permission to use this information. Thanks for the concern.

I think that the "Some facts..." section should be removed, with the facts re-integrated into other sections. I also think that the "wildflowers and orchids" section is an important part of the Bruce Peninsula article (as there are many orchid species in this area) but should it be more of a list with links? Lastly, the lighthouses section describes only one lighthouse (Cove Island), but there are at least 5-6 lighthouses on the peninsula (e.g. Tobermory, Cabot Head, Lion's Head). I think this would make a good article by itself, and have a link to it from this page. ConicProjection (talk) 18:57, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Copy and Pasting[edit]

Extensively quoting tourist information available online for use in the article is probably not a good idea. The language and tone used in that sort of material is not generally encyclopedic in nature and reads as extremely "biased", which of course it is, by design. The article could use a lot more direct referencing from reliable sources, including inline citations in my opinion. cheers Deconstructhis (talk) 17:49, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Black Widow Spiders found only on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario?[edit]

With all due respect to John Acorn's abilities as a naturalist, if he is being quoted correctly in the current version of the article, I'm afraid even a cursory amount of research indicates that he is incorrect in claiming that the Bruce Peninsula is the only location in Ontario where Black Widow Spiders reside:

The journal article below (on page 40) indicates that specimens of Black Widow Spiders have been obtained on the Bruce Peninsula in the past, but they have also been observed in both Lambton and Norfolk Counties, both of which are located 100-150 kilometers south of that location:

The Spider Genus Latrodectus (Araneae, Theridiidae) Herbert W. Levi; Transactions of the American Microscopical Society, Vol. 78, No. 1 (Jan., 1959), pp. 7-43.

Northern Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus variolus) documented in the 1990's in the Pinery Provincial Park, 100 kilometers south of the Bruce Peninsula: [1]

Photograph of Northern Black Widow Spider "in the wild" taken near Minden Ontario 2002, 200 kilometers east of the Bruce Peninsula: [2]

Black Widow Spider documented by Ojibway Nature Centre in 1995 near Windsor Ontario, 200 kilometers south of the Bruce Peninsula: [3]

Iowa State University Entomology Department site stipulates range as "south-eastern Canada", it does not restrict the spider's range in Canada exclusively to the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario:[4]

Medical and Veterinary Entomology By Lance A. Durden also describes range as "south-eastern Canada": [5]

Based on this information, I will be revising the present article. cheers Deconstructhis (talk) 20:35, 19 January 2009 (UTC)