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Spring round-up 2018

Here are a few of my favourite “finds” this spring in Nova Scotia. Here’s a painted turtle laying her eggs on the side of the Dynamite Trail — photographed by a friend, Callen, who spotted her while we were out for an evening bike ride at the end of May near Oakland Commons Pond. They … Continue reading

June round-up

A few highlights from the month. First, some dates: June 12 – the first chick hatched June 13 – first firefly of the year spotted in the yard around 9:45pm. June 16 – found a little sparrow nest in the clematis June 21 – Milo spotted a snapping turtle on the rocks behind a local … Continue reading

January 2015 — we got our skates on

Life got busy in the summer (5 weeks in England and France will do that) followed by back-to-school craziness in the fall, and I have completely neglected this blog. We also haven’t found anything too awesome lately to prompt a post. We have been staying out of the woods on account of the ticks. So many … Continue reading

Spring finds and photos

Here is a mash up of a few photos from Instagram and other places that I’ve taken in the last couple of weeks. The captions tell the story.  

A beaver chewed my stick

A few weeks ago we braved Westhaver beach just a few minutes southeast of town to stretch our winter-weary legs. We always hang out at the little outflow stream that connects a little lake with the ocean and we always find something interesting there. This time it was a stick covered in teeth marks. There … Continue reading

Elvers at the beach

On Sunday afternoon, we went to our local beach (Westhaver) to mess around with a water course. It’s what we like to do in our spare time. Actually, it’s what Matt and Lily like to do — we only have two beach shovels. They dam up a little stream (which flows from a nearby lake … Continue reading

A seal in the spring sunshine

I was making lunch on April 17 when I got a call from our bookkeeper who lives right on the ocean in Mahone Bay. She first asked if I had any kids at home with me (yup, always) and then said there was a seal on the little beach by her house. So I covered … Continue reading

Beach finds

A few of our beach finds from Sand Dollar beach here on the south shore of Nova Scotia. The sand dollars (the round whitish grey thing in the bucket) can be found resting in the sand at low tide. Sand dollars are a type of flat sea urchin. The white skeleton is all that is … Continue reading