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What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What Is That … Turtle Doing?

It is spring and the snapping turtles are busily laying their eggs along the shoulders of our cottage road.  Unfortunately, our first two sightings...

What Is That … Staring At Us?

In addition to just being fun to do, we find taking pictures of beasties at the cottage helpful in confirming identification of the species...

What Is That … American doing?

We are blessed to cottage on White Lake just an hour's drive from our house in the city.  Some of our cottage neighbours drive...

What Is That … Teenage Bird?

Generally at the cottage, we refer to immature birds as teenagers, partly because they have not come into their own yet and can be...

What is That … Barbadian Bird?

It is peculiar that our trips away, which we look forward to so much, end up introducing us to wildlife that reminds us of...

What Is That … On Our Sandy Beach?

You may recall in our last article about migrants we mentioned snowbirds heading south to warmer beach destinations to escape the snow and cold. ...

What is That … Migrant?

Many of our friends are migrating, heading south, fleeing winter.  Snowbirds are like that.  Some leave the region as early as November, not returning...

What Is That … on the wing?

We enjoy watching various insects, birds and bats flying around at the cottage, except for those insects intent on feeding on our blood.  It...

What is that … Rudolph or Bambi?  … a fanciful tale.

Santa has a secret and we know what it is. We always watch for whitetail deer when we are motoring along the byways of Lanark...

What Is That … Iberian bird?

Another cottage season has come to an end, the dock is in, and the cottage closed up for the winter.   As many of our...

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