Baby Birds, Berries, and Bug Buffet

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August is my favourite month.   Harvesting veggies and fruit,  watching butterflies and countless other pollinators in my  gardens, and coming upon different baby birds and migrants just passing through keeps my life interesting.   I never know who I might find around the yard. These photos were all taken …

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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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Protecting Piping Plovers

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  Who have we here?  Someone pretty special, that’s for sure. We have great news here in Brighton.  Piping Plovers, an endangered species of shorebird, are raising a family on the beach at Presqu’ile Provincial Park for the first time in 100 years. Protection Plans in the US and Canada …

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It’s Not a Hummingbird…But What is it?

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I admit it.  The first time a hummingbird moth buzzed past me in my garden, I thought it was a baby hummingbird.  I watched closely, trying to follow this speedy little creature as it hovered and zoomed between flowers.  I noticed its long curved proboscis curling in and out as …

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Why I Love Presqu’ile!

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  Good Morning Presqu’ile!   Oh how I love you! There are so many reasons to love Presqu’ile Park, no matter when you visit.You can show up early on a hazy fall morning, and observe as Presqu’ile’s beaches and offshore islands start to come alive with sound and activity. Migrating shorebirds start …

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