Thursday, August 17, 2017
What is That?

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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...

What Is That … a Curious Thief or a Cunning Hunter?

Many animals figure prominently in children’s tales and cartoons, sometimes being honoured and sometimes being maligned.  Two of the most common fabled creatures we...

What is That … Flutter of Butterflies?

One of our most enjoyable times throughout the cottage season on White Lake is viewing the lazy flight of butterflies as they approach the...

What Is That … a Chickadee or a … ?

We have come to recognize many bird sounds we hear in nearby trees while sitting in our screened-in porch at the cottage, and have...

What is That … a Turkey Vulture or a Wild Turkey?

Before we bought the cottage, we had heard of turkey vultures.  From time to time, we visited friends at their cottages and on a...

What Is That … a Squirrel or a Chipmunk?

We are frequently entertained at the cottage watching the antics of our resident squirrels and chipmunks. Most people are familiar with these rodents as...
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