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What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What is That … a Bee or a Fly?

When is a bee not a not a bee?  When it is a fly.  Thank goodness, we learned something new during this topsy turvy...

What Is That … Splash of Orange?

Orange is one of nature’s magnificent colours we enjoy at our cottage on White Lake in the flowers, insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals.  Many...

What is That … a Leopard or a Tiger?

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!  Well, we do not have any lions but we do have a few tigers, leopards and bears amongst...

What Is That… White-speckled Beast?

Bruce chuckled as he was taking down our white Christmas lights at home.  Perhaps the falling snowflakes had prompted his thoughts to flash ahead...

What is That … Brown Bird?

Most of the articles we read about birds, and the books we have too, highlight the splendour and colours of the breeding male of...

What Is That … Icelandic Bird?

It may be hard to believe but this is our 50th ‘What Is That’ article in the Millstone News.  As is often said, how...

What is That? … A Cautionary Story

As we draft this article, we are nearing winter, the cottage is winterized, the leaves are raked, and cottage photography has ground to a...

What Is That … Predator?

Following the glorious summer weather we experienced in late September and October, we turned our attention to preparing the cottage for winter.  As we...

What Is That … Fuzzy Caterpillar?

This time of year, the sights at the cottage are less varied and the sounds more peaceful.  Gone are the jet skis and the...

What Is That … Yellow Sign?

Every time we travel to our cottage we pass a couple of yellow road signs with a stylized turtle and the words May-Sept/Mai-Sept. For the...

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