Friday, October 20, 2017
What is That?

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What Is That … Flash of Red?

Red is one of the more easily spotted avian colours being flashed about at the cottage, except in the fall when some leaves turn...

What is that… Moth?

We published an article on February 12, 2016, comparing butterflies with moths.  We think it is time to write an article devoted solely to...

What Is That … Blue(ish) Bird?

We have observed a diversity of blue(ish) plumage at the cottage, although the common name of these birds does not always include the word...

What is That … Spider?

Most of the articles we have written for this column have been about relatively large, charismatic mammals or birds, but sometimes we give a...

What is That … Turtle?

“Turtles, turtles, rah, rah, rah … mmm, we love turtles!”  Yes, we do love the chocolate, caramel and pecan candy, but we also love...

What is that … harbinger of winter?

The sun is rising later and setting earlier at the cottage, as it is everywhere on our side of the equator.  No longer can...

What is that … weasel?

Before getting into this article, we would like to thank one of our readers for pointing out that we incorrectly identified one of the...

What is That … Flutter of Butterflies? (part 2)

In our August 4th butterflies article, we promised to get back to you with another piece about the butterflies of the second half of...

What Is That … Heron?

Herons, egrets and bitterns are a few of the many species of wading birds belonging to the family Ardeidae.   All of the members of...

What Is That … a Bald Eagle or a Golden Eagle?

Rarely does a single book significantly alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did exactly that.  Its publication in 1962 persuaded...
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