I may not have found the woodpecker while I was making my trail through the woods, but one did come to greet me when I got up the following morning. I finally got to see a Northern Flicker. Unfortunately, I was inside the cottage, so my photographs are not as clear as I would like,… Continue reading Northern Flicker
It seems our issues with the beaver are not over yet. A couple of weeks ago we were horrified to find that the beaver had been back and totally girdled the oak tree. Now there is very little hope for the tree. Just under the bark is the phloem, which transports sugars produced in the… Continue reading Busy As A Beaver
I left a trail cam at the cottage over the winter, to see just which animals were visiting during that time. The results were not very exciting, but it did answer my question. Most of the shots were either deer or wild turkeys, with the occasional raccoon passing by. Although wild turkeys were once native… Continue reading In The Snood For Love
Last weekend we decided to check out the cottage and do our traditional annual winter visit. Normally we have gone closer to spring, but with the climate change and the warm days we keep getting, we figured with our new road we would probably get in now – which we did. As you can see,… Continue reading 4th Annual Winter Visit
Yet again my Trail Cam has provided me with a sighting of a new animal on our property. We have heard coyotes recently howling at night, so we knew they were in the area, but as their range can extend to 100 square kilometers and we haven’t heard them often, we thought they were not… Continue reading Top Dog
My plan to entice wildlife into view of my camera, courtesy of the dead crow, was not as successful as I had hoped. However it was interesting and I did get a number of visitors. Many deer visited, both day and night. Most of the time they were not that interested in the crow, although… Continue reading Fishing For Evidence
I found a rather sad situation in my garden this week. A crow was lying dead and judging from the condition it had not been there long. It looked to be in good condition. It wasn’t obviously sick, so I have no idea what happened to it. I couldn’t leave it there, so I put… Continue reading Is It A Murder?