I moved my Stealth Cam close to our gate, where there is a little path going off into the woods, which almost follows our property line. I have often wondered if it is a path that animals use, because it certainly isn’t used much by humans! I suspected deer use it, for it to be… Continue reading Mother, “Deer” Mother of Mine
There are a number of bees that can look a little like wasps at first glance. This is an Andrena Bee, which is commonly called a Mining Bee. They mine or burrow into the ground to create nests and prefer sandy soil, which is probably why they like our area. This is a male, but… Continue reading Mining Bees
One of our chairs on the dock has been turned into a nursery. A Ground Crab Spider has decided that a bright red colour makes a good setting for her babies to arrive. I am not sure if she is colour blind or if actually her babies will blend well with the colour when they… Continue reading Motherly Love
I am very pleased to see that the loons are back in our bay again this year. We have seen two come quite close to the dock: much closer than they did last year. I wonder if they are the same two that were there last year that had one baby? It was lovely watching… Continue reading Loony Tunes
I got the best view I have ever had of the fish nests last weekend. There was no sign of the fish, but two weeks ago fish were busy guarding their nests. I think they are Smallmouth Bass, but I find it very hard to identify from charts when looking down into the water. I… Continue reading Bass-ically We Need A Well
I posted early on about our old apple tree and how it is reaching the end of its life. We took down one large limb some time ago, so that it would not fall on the cottage, but there was still more to do. As I said before, I love the idea of apples at… Continue reading Apple Trees, Please!
I have talked before about how I am trying to tame some of the garden, and I was trying to keep it native and in keeping with the surrounds. I tried the last two years to introduce plants above the dry-stone wall, but it is so dry there and plants have struggled to survive. Last… Continue reading A Little Patch Of Garden