Slide Shows and videos

Petrie Island Flooding 2019
Drone video of flooding, taken by Frank Nigro 25 April 2019.
Petrie Island Contemplation by 'Ottaworth'
A piano improvisation combined with photos of picturesque Petrie Island in the Ottawa River. The piano improvisation, recorded in 1995 on a Heintzman upright grand, was originally entitled “Basic Black in contemplation”. Played exclusively on the black keys, it features a brief recurring melody that reappears in a number of Ottaworth’s improvisations. In 2014 it was put together with a series of photos Ottaworth took in the summer of 2009 and was renamed “Petrie Island Contemplation”. You will probably find it quite relaxing to listen to and conducive to meditation and contemplation of Nature.   See other videos by Ottaworth.
Petrie Island Dawn to Dusk by Jim Robertson
Our longtime nature photographer, Jim Robertson, has highlighted different aspects of Petrie Island around 2004. Jim has done many public showings of these presentations at schools, libraries etc. He can be contacted at if you are interested in having a presentation to your group.

This 10 minute slide show follows a day in the life of Petrie Island. It begins at dawn and ends at dusk, following the animals and people who visit the island. The sand piles that you see are no longer there. The commercial sand extraction business has been replaced by Stuemer Beach.

Petrie Island - Seasons in a Small Wilderness by Jim Robertson
A 25 minute look at Petrie Island as it changes over the four seasons.
Birds of Petrie Island by Jim Robertson
This 9 minute slide show highlights the animal that is the symbol of Petrie Island.
Turtles of Petrie Island by Jim Robertson
This 9 minute slide show highlights the animal that is the symbol of Petrie Island. 
Petrie Island aerial view animated, 1976-2017. From