Thursday, June 29, 2017
What is That?

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What is That … a Flycatcher or a Phoebe?

At least ten species of flycatcher live in Ontario, three of which we know live and breed at White Lake.  We may have more...

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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… 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...

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 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...
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