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What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What Is That … Tent Caterpillar?

We were enjoying the nice weather and being at the cottage late in May when we noticed we were asking ourselves a lot more...

WIT … Whoo Cooks For You?

It is spring and we have returned happily to the cottage, to the lake, and to the wildlife we love so much.  What should...

What Is That … Northern Beastie?

At last, warmer, spring weather has arrived and the ice has gone from White Lake.  As we were shivering and waiting impatiently for cottage...

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...

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