Protecting Piping Plovers

  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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Why I Love Presqu’ile!

  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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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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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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