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The ants are coming! The ants are coming! Actually, they’re already here.   Their large numbers are apparent with every stone I overturn in the yard.  Never have I seen so many so early in the season. During mild winters such as the one we just experienced (the third mildest on record according to Environment Canada) fewer […]

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City or suburb dwellers frequently decide to build their dream home in the country.  They find a nice spot brimming with wildlife and trees.  They look forward to waking up to the sound of birds in the morning and seeing hares and pheasants in the yard.  But before you can say ‘Where’s my chainsaw?’  they’ve cleared […]

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Turning over rocks and stones to see what’s living beneath them is a great outdoor activity to get children interested in nature.  Salamanders, ants, spiders, worms and slugs all like to snuggle down beneath stones.  Though each overturning will produce fairly similar results, once they start, children likely won’t be satisfied until they’ve overturned every stone in […]

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Fauna

He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Locally I’ve been able to identify the following animals.  Highlighted names link to posts that provide images and/or information pertaining to the individual animal […]

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