Thursday, August 17, 2017
What is That?

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What is That … a Robin or a Thrush?

It seems like the right time of year to talk about American robins.  Thank goodness, the American robins are returning, and spring is just...

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… Shock of  Yellow?

The ice is out and the daffodils are blooming at our cottage.  (Fortunately, deer do not eat daffodils.)  As we get ready to move...

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… 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 … 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 … 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 … Courting Couple?

It is spring and, as the song says, love is in the air.  We have certainly observed this at the cottage as we have...

What Is That … African Bird?

We want to share with you one more article about our excellent adventure in southern Africa, this time looking at some of the birds....

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...
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