Compelling Corvids: 8 Interesting Facts

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Compelling Corvids: 8 Interesting Facts

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Winter is here, the ground is blanketed with fresh white snow, and crows and ravens seem to be everywhere. This is partly due to the contrast between their striking black plumage and the snow, making them more noticeable, and also because food becomes more difficult to find this time of year, pushi…

The Secret Life of Beavers

Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Secret Life of Beavers

Thursday, November 25, 2021
Beavers are fascinating animals. They are one of Canada's national symbol animals and even appeared on the first postage stamp back in 1849. They have continued to be a symbol for many associations and organizations. They're even on our nickels!  Perhaps even more intriguing, is how little …

The Porcupine: 5 Questions Answered

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Porcupine: 5 Questions Answered

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Porcupines are one of those animals that we know exist, but are so shy and secretive in their habits that we rarely see them. When we do catch a glimpse of these mysterious bundles of quills they are most often high up in the tree tops, or sadly, deceased as casualties of the road. So while we all …

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For the Bird Lovers in Your Life

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide 2021: For the Bird Lovers in Your Life

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
While it may seem early, it's never too early to get on top of holiday shopping! It leaves more time to enjoy the magic as Christmas approaches. Less than 50 days left to go. Whether you want to do some *wink wink* hinting to your loved ones of what will bring you joy this season or looking to …

Ethical Owl Watching

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Ethical Owl Watching

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
It's that time of year again when owls become the focal point for many birders. Through the winter months, our number of resident owl species jumps from four to (if we're lucky) ten. The higher number of owls in the area combined with the lack of leaves on the trees, makes winter the optima…

Repurposing Your Pumpkins for Wildlife

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Repurposing Your Pumpkins for Wildlife

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
It's spooky season! And there is officially a chill in the air. For many, this week will include Halloween festivities, pumpkin carving and displaying of jack-o-lanterns. Because we've all gone out and got pumpkins, I wanted to provide some tips and tricks for repurposing your pumpkins for …

Attracting Woodpeckers in Winter

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Attracting Woodpeckers in Winter

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
In Ontario, we are fortunate to have nine species of woodpecker call the province home for at least part of the year. Of those nine, just three are migratory, meaning we have six species who stay all year long. Four of the six species who stick around through the winter are commonly seen in Eastern…

Birds: The Ultimate Mood Booster

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Birds: The Ultimate Mood Booster

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Birds really do make us happy. We all know that, right? They are fascinating and invite us into a world unlike our own: one of flight! Not only are their behaviours interesting, it is the behaviour they cause in us that is the most notable: We pause. We slow down. We watch. We marvel. They have an …

Talking Turkey: 4 Interesting Facts About Wild Turkeys

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Talking Turkey: 4 Interesting Facts About Wild Turkeys

Thursday, October 7, 2021
Thanksgiving is almost here which means there is one thing on most peoples' mind - turkey. Before we sit down to enjoy our Thanksgiving Day meals, let's take a few moments to appreciate the Wild Turkey's many exquisite traits that don't involve a recipe or an oven. 

1. Wild Turkeys …