Welcome to Gull Island

  Welcome to Gull Island. This windy, treeless little island in Lake Ontario sits just off the south shore of Presqu’ile Provincial Park, in Brighton, Ontario.  It is a haven for wildlife.   Discovering who is there during  different seasons of the year is what makes Gull Island fascinating. In March, thousands of…

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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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Spectacular Shorebirds

  Spectacular shorebirds!   You bet.   To know them is to love them.  These little birds are superstars. Take a look at the gorgeous feather patterns and impressive bills on these shorebirds. Every spring and fall, shorebirds make their epic migratory journey to their arctic breeding grounds, then back…

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Tiny Predators

Tiny predators lurk just outside.   Most of us don’t even know they are there.   Here’s a collection of little critters to look out for this time of year.   Fortunately, none of them eat humans. First, let’s meet the Assassin Bug.   Yes, it kills things: flies, bees, spiders,…

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