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Due to our recent visit to Iceland, England & Ireland in 2017, there may be a delay in seeing your submissions published, but I will be hard at work, now we are back!
Alyse's Tiny House was great! My wife and I had a mid-week get-away and the cute as a button Tiny House in London, Ontario, was perfect! It was very
I just stumbled upon a really great website which I've bookmarked coz I think I'll be checking it out frequently! Take a look at this ...
Anyone can build an SBI website - here is information for our readers from the Netherlands ...
Small towns are generally friendly. You can usually find this out right on the main street of any small town - people will smile or say hello even if
One beautiful summer night I was sitting quietly and still on my front patio. Along came a raccoon. He was large and when he saw me, he walked absolutely
Snowmobiling is one of the many popular outdoor activities across Canada during the winter months, and is a favourite in our family ...
The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are seen in the northern hemisphere, including here in Southern Ontario, when conditions are right, and these ethereal lights have always fascinated me and on the occasions that I have observed them, the sight has filled me with awe.
The universe’s greatest space Captain, William Shatner will be beaming into the Forest City to attend London Comic Con for Friday and Saturday to meet with fans and participate in a live stage Q&A media session ...
Several years ago we received a very sad report from one of our readers, and it is worth publishing again ...
I am not an artist, nor am I any kind of expert, but I do feel strongly that there should be more exposure of the Art of Native Canadians, around the world as nowhere else in the world do you see the Art that we have in Canada.
This is the largest Woodpecker in Southern Ontario and one of our readers sent us some great pictures! Thanks Cody!
Collingwood is known as a resort town for all seasons, with great skiing, snowmobiling and for its close proximity to Wasaga Beach on Georgian Bay.
We often see flocks of these birds in the fields in this area during the Autumn and Winter months, as the birds look for the last of the grain from the summer - yesterday there was a pair of turkeys on our lawn!
Possum in my backyard yesterday afternoon. He looked injured, and was limping. Thank you for sending your report and picture.
Today I was very lucky to see this bird on a light post in Milton. I usually have my camera with me, so I was able to get some nice photos of it.
The lovely Cardinal can be found across the eastern USA, from the southern parts of Canada, south to the Gulf Coast and west to Arizona and parts of Southern California.
Red Fox is the common name for these animals however, not all of them are actually red, as there are several colour combinations seen. The most common colour is deep red, but lighter and darker animals are often seen, with some being brown and almost black.
The first "long distance" telephone call ever made, was made on August 10, 1876, by the father of the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Melville Bell, from downtown Brantford, to his son Alexander Graham Bell.
These small, active birds are attracted to your bird feeders with a mixed bird-seed, suet, sunflower seeds and peanuts.
I am re-publishing this report from Mash, who sent it to us back in 2010. Yesterday I saw an animal that looked much like a Mountain Lion. Historicaly,
On our street there is an Owl that has been living in my neighbour's dryer vent since late last summer, or early fall. I got a picture in January.
Out on the field in a tractor, a Coyote was running around, and came right in front of my boyfriend's tractor! This happened at 9 am and it was alone.
I was driving home on the 407 approaching Brittania Road, when I noticed two large birds that appeared to be Bald Eagles in an old dead tree at the edge
I have noticed a pair of Bald Eagles in the west area on the east side of the 407 just south of Britannia Rd., in Mississauga for about a month. Thank
Jo-Anne from Cambridge sent us her beautiful pictures of Baltimore Orioles which she spotted in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and before we know it, they will be heading south for the winter ...
This bird is a medium sized diving duck - the male has a black and white head with the noticeable yellow eye and circular white patch, and the female has a brown head.
Raccoons are common in this part of Southern Ontario and we often see them during the early evening and at night when driving along both rural roads and city streets. They are thriving both in the country and in urban areas, where they have made the adaptations to city life.
With a total of 10,000 acres of vineyards, farms, parks, beaches, and forest, this little island is a great place to visit. Many people may not realize that over half of the 50 American states are north of here, including Northern California.
One of our readers from Amherstburg sent us this report of her bird sighting - Every day on my way to work I am seeing 5-7 wild Peacocks grazing on the side of the road - can this be true? I didn't really believe it but I stopped yesterday and it was true - Peacocks!
This festival has it's roots way back in the mists of time - some say that it dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was a celebration of the end of the harvest season.
Sept 1 - one of our readers said ... my dog killed two Possums in the last 24 hours in south Ajax Ontario! They stink! Sept 3 - Rich from Brighton,
V. Griffiths from England, wrote to tell us about the Wolves she saw as a child ... I will always remember these beautiful Wolves, and I no longer live in Canada, I have fond memories of both Canada and the Wolves.
Andrea from Toronto sent us pictures which show Beaver activity in Toronto!
Leamington has long been known for its many greenhouses, and now has the largest number of commercial greenhouses in all of North America. Major products of the greenhouse industry, in addition to tomatoes, are peppers, cucumbers, roses, and other flowers.
This magnificent bird was sighted in Toronto and these pictures were submitted to us by C. Babbington ...
This is the time of year that the pretty Monarch Butterflies migrate south after spending the summer here in Southern Ontario, and elsewhere. Sometimes known as the Milkweed Butterfly, this is probably the best known butterfly in North America.
I have heard the saying that - if you have a woodlot, you'll have Screech Owls. I don't know how true this is, but I do know that we have them here, just outside St Thomas, as we hear their calls ...
I have a bit of a dilemma - I love to watch the graceful White Tailed Deer that live close to our home and yet I am also open to a dinner of delicious roast wild meat! Our son-in-law, David, is a ...
In the late spring this year we received several sightings of Turkey Vultures, and you can read them below. April 9 2017, North Pelham, one of our readers
Starting around late September, as the nights grow longer and cooler, the trees begin to change colour. Slowly at first, but here and there, there is a hint of red, yellow or orange amid the green leaves. Slowly but surely, the colours deepen and begin to change, subtly at first, but the trees do change day by day, until they are a riot of flamboyant, extravagant colours!
Hi, today, on June 10 2017, at around 11 am, I saw about 6 Turkey Vultures in the yard of my house which is right across from Galt Collegiate Institute
We have many Osprey in the area, so when anyone has mentioned seeing an Eagle, it has been dismissed as being confused with one of the local Osprey.
My wife and I recently took the Glenora ferry to Prince Edward county. We observed four individual Bald Eagles flying over and hunting the open water
This bird is smaller than a dove, has darker tipped light grey feathers, a slim slightly curved beak. It has an almost white head and a bright red patch
This is an osprey on top of cell tower in Colchester, Ontario. Great picture, thank you for sharing!
I've spotted Turkey Vultures perched on this building at Sherbourne and Bloor Streets in Toronto around 5 pm, for just one afternoon in late May every
We've seen many flocks of Turkey Vultures (up to 20) gliding in the Masonville area in London Ontario on many occasions. In the attached photo the
My Husband and I spotted a possum walking across our fence in the backyard and watched as he gingerly crawled back down off the fence and disappeared
I was doing some work on my dining table when my eight-year old son called me to the sliding door that opens to the backyard to see a creature. At first,