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What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

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...

What is That … Eight-legged Insect?

Our friends the spiders have eight legs and are not insects, but apparently not all our friends know this, so we thought it was...

What Is That … in the tree!

One of the first techniques we learned for watching and photographing wildlife was to identify typical habitats where you are most likely to find...

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...

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