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More Bald Eagle sightings

Here are some recent reports from our readers of Bald Eagle sightings across Ontario Fred from Kingston reported ... my wife and I recently took the Glenora

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Wolf in Ottawa - Range Road

Last week I was driving down Range Road and I noticed a Wolf caught in the fence along the side of the road (I originally thought it was a deer). It

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Autumn Urban Coyotes in Mississauga

We receive several reports of Coyote sightings each day - here are some from Mississauga from 2016 Dixie and Q E W August 28th ... there have been

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Bobcat sighting near Norwood Ontario

Just had a Bobcat walk across the front of the house and I watched it go across the driveway into the bush. At first I thought it was a Lynx but looking

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BBQ Supervisor

I was BBQing, about 5 pm, and it was still light outside. I looked into the bush/tree beside me and about 3 feet from my head was this little guy. He

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Red Tailed Hawk?

My son saw this bird perched up in a back yard tree this morning. Date/Time: Monday January 30th at 8:15 am. Location: We are in the west end of

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Wolves Everywhere!

Over the past few months we have received reports of Wolf sightings from our readers. Angela from Tamworth said ... Our German Shepherd was very agitated

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Many Bald Eagles sighted

One of our readers wrote to say ... I was driving with my Dad going southbound on White Oak Road, close to/toward Manning Drive. We both saw one of

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Maple Syrup - the most delicious syrup on pancakes, icecream, waffles

Canadian Maple Syrup, made from Maple sap, what a tasty treat - use in baking and on breakfast pancakes, maple syrup candy is wonderfully sweet, sucrose ...

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Big Cats in Ontario, seen across the province, Bobcats, Cougar, Lynx

Sightings of Big Cats in Ontario, Lynx, Bobcats, Cougar, mystery animals

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Canadian Animals, the Beaver, Wolf, Deer,Coyote, Squirrel, Groundhog, Fox, Snake

Canadian animals including the Coyote, Groundhog, Skunk and the Wolves in Southern Ontario, les animaux canadiens abound here - White Tailed Deer, Chipmunks, Squirrels, Fox, Badger,

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Have you considered purchasing a home in St Thomas?

Houses across Ontario vary in price according to size, age and community - John Knowles is a realtor in the St Thomas - London area and will help you find the house of your dreams! Look at this beauty - 4 bedrooms on a quiet street, $125,900

House for Sale - 46 Barwick St, St Thomas

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Leamington Possum

December 22 2016. A Possum resting on fence early morning. Thanks for these adorable pictures - we will also post this on our facebook page.

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Barrie Ontario possum

This evening my hubby heard a noise out on our back deck. He went to investigate and saw an animal in our recycling bin. We couldn't tell what it was

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The Grey Wolf of Ontario, stealthy hunter, family pack member, the wolf is ..

Grey Wolf or Canadian Wolf, is found in small numbers in this area of Southern Ontario, the Grey Wolf, (Canis lupus) or Le loup, is even seen around the London area

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Winter in Ontario - crisp & cold, lots to do outdoors! Snowmobiling, Skiing

Winter in Ontario, Southern Ontario winters - cold, crisp & outdoor fun! Winter in Ontario, especially Christmas can be snowy and frosty, l'hiver ...

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Highland Creek Ravine Owl

Finally after years of not seeing any owls, I found this beauty while out hiking in the Highland Creek Ravine in Scarborough. I had the dog with

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Willowdale Hawk

This was in my backyard this morning! Any ideas ?? I know it's not a red-tail.... I can't tell what type of hawk this is, but perhaps one of our

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Any sightings of Wolves in Erin, Ontario?

I know that there are an abundance of Coyotes in this area, but has anyone seen any Wolves? I live backing onto conservation area and have seen paw prints

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Moon Flight Serenade

Starlings between the moon and Georgetown, Ontario! Thanks, Marinus, for another amazing picture!

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I saw the Lights tonight

The first submission to our section about the Northern Lights comes from me - Barb, your webmistress - I can't wait to tell you about the Northern Lights

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Unknown cat

Was out hunting rabbits north of Kingston and saw some prints. Not sure what they are though, if anyone knows please comment below. They were about

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The Garter Snake - most common genus of reptile in north America

Common in southern Ontario, the Garter Snake is harmless

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Owl in my backyard!

In 2015 these owls were around. Now there are babies but I have no idea what kind. Can someone help with that? Hello Michael - thank you for the

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The Snowy Owl breeds in the Arctic, but winters in the rest of Canada and USA

The Snowy owl winters in Southern Ontario and the rest of Canada, returning to the Arctic to breed each spring

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Brantford Ontario - home of Bell, Gretzky, beautiful Brantford

Brantford, Ontario - on the lovely Grand River, Brantford is a lovely city, Bell City

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My Turkey Vulture

I was not sure what the Monster on our lake side lawn was, I got a few photos and came it to look it up. He was on the grass, snacking on a good size

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Osprey, found throughout N America, including Ontario

The Osprey breeds in Southern Ontario, migrates through this area, sightings at Hawk Cliff, near Lake Erie, le balbuzard pêcheur

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Bald Eagle

Late last winter I was lucky to have a visitor in front of my house. I live in Vankleek Hill and it was the first time I saw one here. I call him

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Possums all round southern Ontario

Don Sparkes from Oshawa wrote ... last September there was a small kitten-size Possum in my blue recycle box. At first I thought it was dead, but when

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August Possums

On August 1st a reader from Grimsby, Ontario wrote to say ... I opened a cabinet drawer in my garage and there it was sleeping, it scared the be jeeps

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Ginseng is grown in Southern Ontario, healthful and useful in Diabetes treatment

Ontario Ginseng - grown in Ontario since 1716, slow-growing perennial - stimulant and good for overall well-being

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Coyotes

We have Coyotes on our property in Ashburn, Ontario, and we have used a night camera to video. They are beautiful and have a safe and forever home on

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Coyote or Coywolf

I was in my car, thank God. But I saw this Coyote on the other side of my street. I stared at it for a good 10 minutes. It did not show any signs of

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Old South London Possum

On our porch! Because I left pumpkins out.

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Possums in Mississauga

Saw a Possum in my Mississauga backyard yesterday Nov 15th 2016. Thank you for sending these great pictures!

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Bayfield, quaint village, live theatre, Bayfield - great shopping,

Bayfield - on Lake Huron, Bayfield - a pretty village has great shopping, live theatre, great restaurants

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Coyotes in Mississauga

Over the past two months we have received many reports of Coyote sightings in Mississauga, Ontario - you can read them below. It is a daily occurrence

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Christmas in Canada, a Winter Wonderland of snow, enjoy a Canadian Christmas!

Traditional Christmas in Canada - Snow & Santa, snowmobile time, Christmas cards & gifts, trim the tree and decorate the house at Christmas in Canada, Noël bonne

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Backyard birds - commonly seen birds in Southern Ontario, les oiseaux du jardin

What we call Backyard birds - Blue Jay, Cardinal, Chickadee, Nuthatch, les oiseaux du jardin

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Turkey Vulture living in St Thomas

I back onto a ravine and noticed a pair of vultures living in a dead tree about 16 years ago. A couple of years past one of the pair must have died

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The Mennonites of Southern Ontario

Mennonites live in the St Jacobs, Kitchener, Aylmer, Leamington areas of Southern Ontario

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Owls of Southern Ontario - the silent hunters of the night

Owls in Southern Ontario - Great Horned, Short Eared, Screech, Hiboux

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Possum in Carrying Place, Ontario

We live in a semi rural area on the waterfront on the Bay of Quinte. Last evening, around 10:30 pm I spotted a whitish mid to small size animal coming

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The Possums of Summer

This past summer we received many reports of Possum sightings ... here they are! In May, Jill from Markdale said ... I saw a Turkey Vulture on the road.

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July Possums in Southern Ontario

One of our readers wrote on July 3 ... We saw an Opossum last night running across our neighborhood street in East Scarborough. We were a bit scared at

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Port Stanley, Lake Erie's north shore, clean sandy beaches in Port Stanley

Pretty Port Stanley, fishing village on Kettle Creek, Southern Ontario fishing port - Port Stanley is a popular vacation destination and is affordable!

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Flying squirrel - nocturnal glider of the Ontario forest - flying squirrel

Flying Squirrel is a nocturnal resident of the deciduous forests of Ontario & North US - flying squirrel, écureuil volant

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Frequently asked Questions - FAQ about life in Southern Ontario

Frequently asked questions about Southern Ontario and life here, climate, immigration, housing

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