Friday, October 20, 2017
What is That?

What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What Is That … Black and Yellow Moth?

Before we bought the cottage on Three Mile Bay, we knew moths were related to butterflies, but moths seemed most often to be small...

What Is That … Canadian Beastie?

As we gear up for this year’s cottage season and celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, we are anticipating the various species of animals, insects, and...

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 … Yellow Sign?

Every time we travel to our cottage we pass a couple of yellow road signs with a stylized turtle and the words May-Sept/Mai-Sept. For the...

What is That … Cottage Feeder Bird?

We try to respect Ministry of Natural Resources advice concerning not composting or having bird feeders at the cottage, given the risks associated with...

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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...
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