I have seen a number of Japanese beetles this year and whilst they are rather attractive with their copper and green colours, they are a serious pest in Canada. In Japan natural predators control them, but in North America they damage about 200 different species of plants. They are thought to have arrived in North… Continue reading Japanese Beetles
The last couple of weeks have seen some major changes on our property and it has all happened so quickly! Access has always been a bit of a challenge and we did buy our 4-wheel drive car because of that, but we were managing. The first challenge we had was when you turn off the… Continue reading We Have A Road!
I have noticed a new beetle this year. It is quite distinctive because of its colour and it has an unusual flight. They almost look like little helicopters as they hover. The Calopteron reticulatum or Banded Net-wing Beetle is found in moist woods and meadows and feed on juices of decaying plant matter, so it… Continue reading Banded Net-winged Beetle
We have spent the last few weeks working on the dock area. You might remember how we found our dock storage unit had blown over earlier in the year. The base remained firmly in place, but we had not done enough to secure the shed to the base. We enlisted the kid’s help and Maggie… Continue reading A Step Up For The Dock
I had some female competition for my husband’s attention last weekend. A female Eastern Pondhawk landed on his chest and hung out for quite some time. I went off to fetch my camera, expecting her to be gone by the time I returned, but she was still there. Normally with their 360 vision, they spot… Continue reading Eastern Pondhawk