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What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What is that … on the Acorn?

Despite Ministry of Natural Resources cautions about not hanging bird feeders in bear country, a couple of years ago we disregarded their advice and...

What Is That … Hairless Cat?

You may be asking yourselves: what is it with the weird title of this article?  Not only is it to catch your attention, but it...

What is that … Moth?

What good is a moth anyway?  Are you someone who believes moths are drab-coloured and destroy your woolens while butterflies are far lovelier to look...

What Is That … on the Lily Pad?

We often enjoy ‘Monet moments’ walking or paddling along the shoreline, taking in the beauty of the masses of lily pads we find in...

What Is That … Squadron?

As we sat on our cottage porch enjoying the tranquility of a late afternoon, sipping a perfectly-chilled chardonnay, a war was taking place beyond...

What Is That … Tent Caterpillar?

We were enjoying the nice weather and being at the cottage late in May when we noticed we were asking ourselves a lot more...

WIT … Whoo Cooks For You?

It is spring and we have returned happily to the cottage, to the lake, and to the wildlife we love so much.  What should...

What Is That … Northern Beastie?

At last, warmer, spring weather has arrived and the ice has gone from White Lake.  As we were shivering and waiting impatiently for cottage...

What is That … a Bee or a Fly?

When is a bee not a not a bee?  When it is a fly.  Thank goodness, we learned something new during this topsy turvy...

What Is That … Splash of Orange?

Orange is one of nature’s magnificent colours we enjoy at our cottage on White Lake in the flowers, insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals.  Many...

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