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
Bumble Bees are broad, round and very hairy. They are social bees with a colony and a single queen, but their colonies are smaller than those of Honey Bees, with only between 50-500 bees. Honey bees have between 10,000 – 60,000 bees in a hive. There are 46 species of Bumble Bees in North America… Continue reading Bumble Bees
I found it interesting to discover that bees have five eyes! I have noticed little dots on the top of the head, but I didn’t know they are eyes. They are known as simple eyes, because each eye has just one lens. There are three of these simple eyes, which are known as ocelli and… Continue reading So This Is How ABC’s