Tagged with Bugs

A soggy spring

It was a cold, wet spring on the whole (and an especially wet May) and everything was a week or two late as a result. April 21, 2019, saw the first few pink blooms open on the magnolia, the first lilac buds and the rhubarb shoots just poking through. May 8 we spotted our first … Continue reading

June bugs

The June bugs are out in our part of Nova Scotia. Seems we’ve had an early spring this year. I haven’t kept track of the June bug dates with the same dedication as the spring peepers, but here’s what I’ve been able to find in the archives. 2013 – May 23 -(missing a few)- 2016 … Continue reading

Pseudoscorpion

We found this awesome little spider on our bathroom wall tonight. It was only around 1–2 mm long and a rich brown colour. We thought it was a large tick at first (urgh), but soon noticed its large scorpion-like pincers. Sure enough, it turned out to be a pseudoscorpion or false scorpion, an ancient arachnid that … Continue reading

Robin raises a second brood

We came home from a two-week trip to the southwestern USA on July 16 to find mama robin back on her nest incubating a second batch of eggs. Three eggs this time: Two had hatched by July 20 and we haven’t spotted a third baby. Possibly it never hatched: We spotted this huge moth on … Continue reading

January 2017

Winter has been way too greenish brownish so far. January was more or less snow free which felt weird and wrong — we had a fairly big dump at the beginning of the month (Jan 8/9, see the photos above) and then nothing. Just mild drizzly weather for weeks. The photo of the flock of … Continue reading

June bugs & Hummingbirds

May 24, 2016 and the June bugs are out! After a wet few days they have hatched and begun their attack on our windows. At least one of them has anyway. There was not what you would call a barrage tonight, just some ding ding dings. Also today I spotted my first hummingbird of the … Continue reading

Spring roundup 2016

  (The shelter-making was April 8 and the snow April 9!) Friday 29 April – I was in Moncton with the girls and Matt and Milo were biking on the trail to Lunenburg when they found a garter snake, around a metre long. Milo reached out and touched its body and in slow motion it … Continue reading

Ticks and fireflies and rabbits

Re-reading the last few posts from May took me back to the dark times of our long winter. Since then, the garden has burst into life and it soon caught up with the usual schedule of blooming.  It’s the end of July now and we’ve been having a glorious hot sunny summer. The best of … Continue reading

June 15, 2013

Here are some photos from a random day in June. The weather has been wet and dull for a week or so, but today dawned bright and sunny and the temperatures hit the high 20s. I took the photos around the back garden. Random photos of whatever caught my eye. I should have taken some … Continue reading

Slugs and bugs and hummingbirds

We had a wet May this year and I’ve seen more slugs in the garden this month than in the last 2 years combined. Other bugs haven’t been too bad… yet. The first kamikaze June bug hit the windows on May 23 this year after a particularly mild evening. But they haven’t made a concerted … Continue reading