What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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...

What Is That … Black and Yellow Moth?

Before we bought the cottage on Three Mile Bay, we knew moths were related to butterflies, but moths seemed most often to be small...

What Is That … on the Milkweed?

We were raised thinking, as the name states, that milkweed plants are unwanted weeds.  This summer we have noted increased numbers of milkweed plants...

What Is that … Warbler?

Before we bought our cottage on Three Mile Bay, White Lake, we thought we knew something about birds.  We remember learning about robins, warblers,...

What Is That … Squirrel Eating?

This article continues with the theme of gastronomic choices by the wildlife at our cottage, but this one focusses on what we see our...

What is That … Cottage Feeder Bird?

We try to respect Ministry of Natural Resources advice concerning not composting or having bird feeders at the cottage, given the risks associated with...

What Is That … Beastie Eating?

In several of our previous articles we have referred to the eating habits of beasties we love to watch.  In this article we are...

What Is That… Dragonfly?

It is always a thrill when we identify, with the help of our friends, a new animal at the cottage.  In June we were...

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