Notes from the Wild
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.
You likely won’t see many of these without a little dedicated searching.
Four beetles among hundreds of thousands, each with a unique story to tell.
While most moths release their pheromones after dusk, promethea moth females are an exception.
The Georgetown fox family is lucky to be living in an older section of town where yards are spacious and tree filled.
Remarkably, flying squirrels can glide up to 90 metres, though most of their aerial journeys are much shorter.
The reappearance of otters in our hills is a hopeful sign that the capacity of our rivers and landscapes to support wildlife is improving.
Tracks inscribed on snow by unseen animals offer tantalizing multilayered puzzles.
Football-sized bald-faced hornet nests, hanging from branches, are prominent in the winter landscape.
The reasons burls grow on trees are still not fully understood, but infection by viruses, fungus and bacteria are likely causes.