Sometimes my trail cam leaves me with more questions than it answers, but I do enjoy the fascinating look at what is going on while I am away. Often the antics seem to take place at night when my nocturnal friends come out to play and last week this was very true. The previous weekend… Continue reading Follow The Leader
Deer mice are incredibly abundant in the forest and it is hardly surprising given that they produce 2-4 litters a year after a gestation period of only 21-37 days and produce 3-11 young each time. I have noticed that our many mice visitors have varied in size and colour, but apparently deer mice can range… Continue reading Dear, Deer Mice
There are parts of our property that I have never fully explored. It is rocky and thick forest, so quite hard to penetrate in places. However, in the spring time it is not as overgrown and seeing through the trees tempted me to explore further at the weekend. It was actually a woodpecker that I… Continue reading The Forest Trail
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
So finally, the weather has changed and spring has sprung. We headed to the cottage at the weekend to open up for a new season and it felt so good to be back again! Things looked good. A few branches were down on the driveway from storms that had obviously been through and the shower… Continue reading Stuff Happens!
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