February 17, 2020

Spring is coming!  What might we find if we are out and around on “The Fringe” in mid-late May?  Here are photos of a few of the many migrants that were spotted in 2018 and 2019, around and during the time of the Huron Fringe Birding Festival....

January 15, 2020

It’s been a wonderful year for Monarch Butterflies. Caterpillars covered our Swamp Milkweed, and even devoured seed pods.

In the early Summer, they enjoyed the Butterfly Weed and Common Milkweed. When the other types of Milkweed had neared the end of their sea...

October 10, 2019

Butterflies, Moths, and other insects have appreciated the hot, dry weather that has prevailed this summer. There has been an amazing variety of “bugs” to identify and enjoy over the past months!

Monarchs have enjoyed a very successful breeding season, and the...

July 15, 2019

Our Sauble Piping Plovers have not had an easy summer on the beach.  The hot, sunny weather has brought out large numbers of people on a daily basis, making it difficult for the Plovers to access feeding areas.  It would be great if the birds would stay inside their ro...

July 3, 2019

Our 4 surviving chicks have made it through the Canada Day weekend! Their busy parents have been doing a great job of chasing Gulls and watching over their charges.

Photos in this blog were taken before the holiday weekend, on 2 separate occasions. 

Part 1:  Su...

June 20, 2019

4 Piping Plover chicks have hatched on Sauble Beach! 

2 babies arrived on Sat., June 15, and the other 2 broke through their mottled eggshells the following day (Father’s Day).  The proud parents, Mr. Blue Bands and Ms. Green Dots, are very busy brooding and p...

June 3, 2019

As of today, 4 Piping Plovers (2 pairs) are nesting on Sauble Beach.  In spite of high water levels, extensive erosion, and cool, rainy, windy weather, the birds have established their nests in areas that they deem suitable.

 Ms. Green Dots and Mr. Blue Bands have...

May 6, 2019

On Sunday, May 5, we spent a beautiful sunny afternoon on the beach, hunting for Piping Plovers.  The birds have been somewhat elusive, travelling between Wasaga and Sauble, or just ... pulling a disappearing act some days!  We walked from 6th St. North to the top end...

April 24, 2019

I’m finally getting around to gathering some of last season’s butterflies and moths together into a blog.  It’s almost a year late, but ... fun to look through as we prepare to welcome some beautiful bugs to our gardens once again.  Happy Spring!

Over the past...

March 21, 2019

The last days of Winter are upon us, and Tundra Swans are on the move.  

They are on their way from Chesapeake Bay to the shores of

the Arctic Ocean to begin their nesting season. We are lucky enough to be on their flyway, and have the privilege of sharing in their...

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