Tag Archives: winter

Five Fun Frosty Festivities You Can Do This Season

Winter is on it’s way, and to help you prepare we have five fun frosty festivities (say that five times fast) you can do.


Notes From The Field – Winter 2018

Read the Winter edition of Notes from the Field.


Bird lessons- are we taking note?

The Orioles have long left, and we haven’t see a Hummingbird for well over a week. Obviously they have all left for good reason. 


Non-hibernating Mode; Nature in Winter

Anyone who knows me knows I am not a huge fan of winter. In fact, that would be putting it mildly.
Given that humans have not evolved to hibernate through winter, I must figure out a way to make it through to springtime


Tracking wildlife in the winter

Snow provides a unique way of recording the passing-by of various species of wildlife. Their tracks and trails reveal not only what species are hanging around for the winter, but may also reveal some of their behaviours: Are they solitary or travelling as a family? Eating plants or catching prey? Denning in the snow or constantly moving?


A flash of scarlet; the northern cardinal

Seven American States have claimed the Northern Cardinal as, State Bird! Many sports teams have been named after it, producing some creative logos; images of cardinals appear on just about anything that can be sold! The bird is a marketer’s dream!

Named after the scarlet vestments worn by Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church, we live in the Northern Cardinal’s northerly range. Few of these beauties are found much north of here. I remember even in the Toronto area when they were very scarce, as they are primarily a Southern bird. Today, Cardinals are fairly common birds in Southern and South Central Ontario.