We have had a lot of fun with our canoe and kayaks. They have been great for getting out on the lake and seeing the wildlife. The kayaks have been especially usefully recently for going in the bay beside the cottage, where the weed is too thick for the canoe and the water quite shallow.… Continue reading Our Flotilla
So it seems our lumber “Jack” beaver is playing games with us. Two cameras and not one beaver picture this week. However, this was the scene off camera last week. And this is what we found this week. Gradually our birch trees are coming down! It looks like there is quite a meal left here… Continue reading Our Lumber “Jack” Beaver
It has been over three years since we first started this journey of discovery, when we bought our Big Wooden Tent and it astonishes me that we still keep discovering new creatures. Some I have seen elsewhere in the wild, but some I am seeing for the first time. This one almost falls into that… Continue reading Stick Insects
Whilst I was on my beaver activity hunt, I came across two very different calling cards at the base of an oak tree near the beaver lodge. I am quite worried about this tree being so close to the lodge and really hope the beavers don’t decide to start munching on this oak too. I… Continue reading Whose Poos?
The last few weeks we have acquired a new neighbour. We arrived to see that a beaver had visited and decided to do some engineering. We had a beaver visit us last year and had a bit of a snack next to the dock. It too was in the fall, about the same time of… Continue reading Busy Beaver
I have not posted much with regards to work inside the cottage lately. That is because there have been many hours of work without much progress to report. However, the last couple of weeks our hard work took us forward with a huge leap and we have totally flipped the kitchen to the other end… Continue reading Flipping The Kitchen
I have talked about Bumble Bees, but there are bees that look like Bumble Bees, but their behaviour is very different and they are not only a different species, but in a completely different bee family. Anthophora bomboides are Digger Bees. They are solitary bees and just want to look like they have back-up protection… Continue reading Bumble Bee Mimic