What is That?

A series about local wildlife.

What Is That… White-speckled Beast?

Bruce chuckled as he was taking down our white Christmas lights at home.  Perhaps the falling snowflakes had prompted his thoughts to flash ahead...

What is That … Brown Bird?

Most of the articles we read about birds, and the books we have too, highlight the splendour and colours of the breeding male of...

What Is That … Icelandic Bird?

It may be hard to believe but this is our 50th ‘What Is That’ article in the Millstone News.  As is often said, how...

What is That? … A Cautionary Story

As we draft this article, we are nearing winter, the cottage is winterized, the leaves are raked, and cottage photography has ground to a...

What Is That … Predator?

Following the glorious summer weather we experienced in late September and October, we turned our attention to preparing the cottage for winter.  As we...

What Is That … Fuzzy Caterpillar?

This time of year, the sights at the cottage are less varied and the sounds more peaceful.  Gone are the jet skis and the...

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 … 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 … on the Milkweed?

We were raised thinking, as the name states, that milkweed plants are unwanted weeds.  This summer we have noted increased numbers of milkweed plants...

What Is that … Warbler?

Before we bought our cottage on Three Mile Bay, White Lake, we thought we knew something about birds.  We remember learning about robins, warblers,...

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