A Summer Evening at Colony Farm

  Bubbles first … Then tiny ripples on the water’s surface – Three heads pop up … Beavers! Little paws eagerly reach up To pull blackberry branches down to the water’s edge. Fresh blackberry leaves A tasty snack make! A Northern harrier...

Let's Bird!

  15 birders 14 bird walks 4 different trails PLUS 2 field trips: Brunette River & Deer Lake 45 species identified along Stoney Creek 9 more species than 2014 Species for 2015 Anna’s Hummingbird American Dipper American Robin Bald Eagle Band-tailed Pigeon...

Do they Dabble or do they Dive?

Ducks – they are all the same aren’t they? No, not really – just take a look at their feet … seriously. Diving ducks, such as canvasbacks or ring-necks, have large feet that they use to propel themselves under water in search of food. They can actually...

Hunters in the Sky!

Falcons and other raptors strike their prey from above with all four toes extended.  The Birders Handbook, Ehrlich, Dobkin, Wheye, 1988 It happened so quickly … a merlin – quiet, fast; deadly swooped through the trees scattering the group of birds feasting...