Tagged with animals

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

Trail Cam, October-November 2016

My mum and dad visited for Thanksgiving in October (spent as always at Milford House). While they were here, Dad bought us a trail cam and he installed in out in the woods behind the house with the help of Milo. Since then, I’ve moved it several times. We’ve caught lots of deer, raccoons, domestic cats and … Continue reading

Spring Peepers 2015!

May 2 dawned bright and sunny and stayed that way warming up to around 12 degrees: Not toasty, but it felt like spring all day. I went out to listen for peepers around 8.10 pm but heard nothing. At 8.20 they started!! A loud chirpy chorus that is very impressive given their teeny size. They … Continue reading

Pesky deer

I used to like deer. They seemed harmless enough and graceful to boot. But not any more. Now they are just a pest. They eat the plants and flowers in my garden and leave behind their pesky ticks for my children to unwittingly adopt. Infection rates of Lyme disease have sky rocketed in this part … Continue reading