Thursday, June 29, 2017
What is That?

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What is That … a Frog or a Toad?

The laughing of the loon, the buzzing of the insects, and the singing of the frogs are all sounds that evoke the cottage. As...

What is that … A Dragonfly or a Damselfly?

When kayaking, canoeing, working in the yard or hiking at the cottage, we often find ourselves surrounded by swarms of insects.  In such instances...

What is that … a Downy or a Hairy Woodpecker?

Some early mornings,  as we lie in bed enjoying the sunrise through the bedroom window, we are rattled by a rat-a-tat-tat at the door. ...

What Is That … a Sea Lion or a River Otter?

On recent trips to the Galapagos Islands and the Sea of Cortez, we had opportunities to interact with sea lions, both on shore and...

What Is That … a Butterfly or a Moth?

When it is -30C outside, like this morning, it is comforting to think about the warm weather at the cottage, and the beasties we...

What Is That … a Beaver or a Muskrat? 

by Carolyn and Bruce Waddell We were sitting on our deck enjoying a glass of wine just before sunset in May when we noticed a...

What Is That… an Alligator or a Snapping Turtle?

by Carolyn and Bruce Waddell This is our first column in The Millstone about better understanding and enjoying animals in our community.  We all know...
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