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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Welcome to Amherst Island

Welcome to Amherst Island! Located on Lake Ontario, just southeast of Kingston, this little island is a haven for wildlife. Every trip to Amherst Island begins and ends with a ferry ride.   It’s only 20 minutes, but there’s always lots to see. This time of year, the ferry has…

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September

Having been in an elementary school classroom for the past 20+ years, I barely noticed September as it passed by.   Kid-induced haze.  This year, it’s different.  Retirement! But not really.   I’m still up early (to hear the school busses roll by) and out the door. Living life. I’ve…

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Extraordinary Camouflage: Hiding in Plain View

Welcome to my new website!   It’s a nature blog , and it also houses galleries full of the amazing wild things I have found in my beautiful area of Eastern Ontario. My first blog post is about something I have been fascinated with since I was a little kid: camouflage!…

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