Saturday, December 16, 2017
What is That?

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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 … 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 … 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 … Turtle?

“Turtles, turtles, rah, rah, rah … mmm, we love turtles!”  Yes, we do love the chocolate, caramel and pecan candy, but we also love...

What Is That … Flash of Red?

Red is one of the more easily spotted avian colours being flashed about at the cottage, except in the fall when some leaves turn...

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 … 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 … Warbler?

Before we bought our cottage on Three Mile Bay, White Lake, we thought we knew something about birds.  We remember learning about robins, warblers,...

What Is That … Squirrel Eating?

This article continues with the theme of gastronomic choices by the wildlife at our cottage, but this one focusses on what we see our...

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...
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