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What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What Is That … on the daisy?

This summer the roadside near our cottage has been awash with ox-eye daisies.  This sea of yellow and white is pleasant in its own...

What Is That … Merganser?

As a change of pace, this article focuses on a diving duck rather than following a theme about half a dozen or so beasties. ...

What Is That … Oriental Bird?

We visited Japan and South Korea in April, before the late start to cottage season.  In addition to enjoying the exotic cultures, food, and...

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...

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