What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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...


Sunrise at the farm

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