Presqu’ile Piping Plover Update: Flapping and Napping!

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The Piping Plover Chicks at Presqu’ile are almost 4 weeks old.  Look how they have grown! All 3 chicks are alive and well.  They have had  lot of changes in their lives over the past couple of weeks. When the chicks were a couple of weeks old,  they received identification …

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Early Morning at the Frink Centre

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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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Life in a Great Blue Heron Colony: Check out these Babies!

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Cute baby? Ugly baby? You decide… Oh my… Let me introduce you to one of our more photogenic baby birds in the area – Great Blue Herons. We are lucky to have a nesting colony of Great Blue Herons (more specifically, a “heronry”) north of us on the Trent River system.   …

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Extraordinary Camouflage: Hiding in Plain View

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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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