Notes from the Wild
Deer are lovely but too many can hurt the environment.
Starlings have three strikes against them.
Ravens are clever and adaptable, they eat just about anything we do.
Fungi are mysterious, stunningly diverse, and impactful.
Only two of Ontario’s eight native turtle species are likely to be found here: midland painted turtles and common snapping turtles.
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.