Notes from the Wild
Fish are fast, slippery, and camouflaged, designed by evolution to avoid being eaten.
I’ve walked through meadows teeming with wasps, innumerable times, without being stung.
July is prime butterfly season in Headwaters.
Most of our minnows, like our songbirds, breed in spring and many male minnows, like male songbirds, advertise their reproductive fitness with brilliant colours.
Calvin is a rare piebald version of a spotted salamander.
There is much to quicken the pulse at this time of year. So much to see, hear and appreciate.
For sheer visual pleasure it’s hard to beat the splendour of ducks on a sunny winter’s day.
I was invited to search for mudpuppies in a Wellington County stream last December.
This is a special winter for bird watching in the hills.
There is no guarantee that brook trout will continue to thrive in Caledon, Erin and Dufferin in the years to come.
Singing tree crickets are beautiful. They raise diaphanous wings like miniature sails and vibrate them as they trill their songs.
This is the time of year to get out after dark and explore… especially as the rain falls.