Early Morning at the Frink Centre

The note I left on the kitchen counter read “Good morning! I’ve gone to the Frink Centre to  look for Virginia Rails.  Pets have been fed.” It’s always a good idea to get up early if you want to see wildlife.   That doesn’t mean I always do it.  …

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Under the Earth

Let me introduce you to a bird, a mammal, and a reptile, who all spend part of their lives under the earth. First,  perhaps the most surprising one: the Belted Kingfisher! Last month my husband was talking to our neighbours who are in the process of building  their house.  …

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It’s Baby Time!

Oh boy!   It seems like in the last couple of weeks there has been an explosion of baby birds around here! Let’s start with the woodpeckers.    Last we saw them, Mama and Papa Pileated Woodpecker were taking turns looking after the eggs.    Just a couple of days…

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Happy Homes

It’s that time of the year- time to make a nest!    Birds have an astonishing array of ways in which they do this. The king and queen of home building must be the Pileated Woodpeckers.   Not only do they knock out a hole in a tree for their own use,…

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Two Weeks in Spring

Spring Fever!   I’ve got it,  just like I do every year.   This time of year there are changes in the natural world everywhere you look. More colourful migrants arrive each day, like this lovely Pine Warbler. Tiny Golden Crowned Kinglets have arrived at the lakeshore in busy little…

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