Friday, April 28, 2017
What is That?

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What is that … pretty bug? (part 2) 

On January 22nd the Millstone News ran our article about pretty bugs ... bugs that are really beetles.  In this piece we want to...

What is that … harbinger of winter?

The sun is rising later and setting earlier at the cottage, as it is everywhere on our side of the equator.  No longer can...

What Is That … Spring Wildflower?

It continues to be a great winter for cross-country skiing and other outdoor activities, but with the snow having been continuously on the ground...

What is that … a Loon or a Merganser?

The call of the loon is a quintessential, goose bump-generating element of our summer cottage experience, be it a nocturnal chorus at three a.m....

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 … Spring Duck?

Last year the ice was out at White Lake by April 12th, so when we visited the cottage on Three Mile Bay on the...

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… 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 … 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… 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...
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