Protect Birds by Being the Solution to Plastic Pollution

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Protect Birds by Being the Solution to Plastic Pollution

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Last month we celebrated World Migratory Bird Day (May 11th). This years theme was Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution. We wanted to take the time to explore this topic a little more deeply. Plastic pollution poses risks to wildlife on a global scale, with heavily impacted species r…

The Birds of Spring 2019: A Photo Blog

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Birds of Spring 2019: A Photo Blog

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Spring 2019 came in with less than dull roar, maybe even a dull peep. The lack of song in the forests and colour in the sky was getting a bit depressing, and between the snow and the rain (and more snow and rain) we wondered if it would ever show up at all. Slowly but surely, one after the other i…

Duckling and Goslings: the Season for Young Waterbirds

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Duckling and Goslings: the Season for Young Waterbirds

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
In our region, May and June are a busy time of the year for young wildlife of all kinds. There are many clutches of young ducks (ducklings) and young geese (goslings) running around. Together we are going to explore the difference between goslings and ducklings, besides the obvious, how to know i…

Mealworms on the Menu: A Guide to Feeding Your Backyard Birds Live Mealworms

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mealworms on the Menu: A Guide to Feeding Your Backyard Birds Live Mealworms

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
You know about seed, suet, nectar, fruit, jelly, and WBU Bark Butter.. but do you know about the benefits of feeding mealworms? Adding mealworms to your regular backyard bird feeding menu can be an absolute game-changer in which species you see repeatedly coming to your feeder. With Spring migrati…

Ontario Turtles: Why They Cross the Road and How To Help

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ontario Turtles: Why They Cross the Road and How To Help

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Late May and early June represent an important time of the year for turtles in Ontario, as it is the peak of nesting season. This means that they leave the safety of the wetlands, creeks, and rivers that they call home in search of appropriate nesting sites. In Southern Ontario, no area of land is…

7 Eco-Friendly Mother's Day Dates

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7 Eco-Friendly Mother's Day Dates

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Are you still searching for that perfect gift for Mom for her special day? Or maybe you've just begun your search.. oops! The typical big-box store Mother's Day gift package usually includes a plastic wrapped box of chocolates, a tube of artificially scented bubble bath, and a polyester ted…

Warblers in May

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Warblers in May

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Warblers represent a group of perching songbirds that share some general characteristics such as being small, vocal and insectivorous birds. Warblers can be very exciting for bird watchers alike during migration season! Warbler migration will peak early to mid-month and over 30 species will flood …

Downy or Hairy? How to Tell Who's Who

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Downy or Hairy? How to Tell Who's Who

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
A conundrum that most birders are faced with early on in their birdwatching journey: is it a Downy Woodpecker, or a Hairy? These two common feeder visitors can be difficult to differentiate, particularly while flitting from feeder to tree in true woodpecker fashion. Here are some tips to keep in mi…