Notes from the Wild
The Jefferson salamander is a cause célèbre locally because of its very restricted range in Canada.
Merlins in Caledon would have been almost unthinkable 25 years ago. At that time, except on migration, Merlins seldom strayed south of the lakes and forests of the Canadian Shield.
Monarchs are children of the sun. The boldness of Sol this summer has energized their life cycle.
Nighttime flyers with a sweet tooth! (ironic considering they have no teeth at all!). If you plan to host a dinner party for them, a mélange of sugary foods and alcohol is called for.