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Deb from Hanmer wrote ... My Husband came home all exited telling me to grab my camera. I had no idea what he wanted me to take pictures of but it was ...
Amanda wrote to say ... we have had one living in our backyard for years with no problems in residential South Ajax, Ontario.
In this area of Southern Ontario the Black Capped is the most familiar of the over 50 species of Titmice and Chickadees that live world-wide. They are often found foraging in small flocks of between 12 and 20 birds, throughout woodlands or at back yard bird feeders.
These were sighted in southern Bruce County along the Ripley Road, we noticed a pair of male peacocks in a corn field in full display.
A reader from Odessa sent us this report about their sighting of two possums!
There are quite a few white Squirrels on the peninsula. I couldn't get close enough to confirm it, but I am told by residents that they have brown eyes, so they are not albino.
These small, agile, birds prefer to live in woodland however, a few species have adapted to rocky habitats, and we often see them at our bird-feeder in the garden, especially in the winter time.
In Canada, one the most distinctly plumed red birds is the Cardinal. Of all the birds in Ontario, this brilliantly coloured bird is so spectacular that it is almost unmistakable. This is one of our non-migratory species so it is around the bird-feeders all year long, and shows up so well against the snow, in the winter time.
The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are sometimes seen in the northern hemisphere, including here in Southern Ontario.
Today, 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. In the days before the arrival of European settlers, this area of Southern Ontario was inhabited by the Iroquoian Petun Nation who built their villages in the area.
The Snowy Owl lacks the feathery tufts which characterize many species of Owls, and only has slight evidence of them. The beak is black and is perfectly designed to capture and eat the small mammals which are this birds main food - each bird consumes around 8 - 10 small rodents daily!
We've heard howling and yipping for over 6 months in the late evening or early hours of the morning, but previously always in the distance, this was up close!
Dennis from Merlin, Ontario, asks if anyone knows of Bald Eagles in the Rondeau area?
Here in Southern Ontario, global warming seems to have had little effect on our winters, apart from making them a little less severe and perhaps not quite so cold as they once were.
We still experience lots of snow during winter in Ontario and most people who live here spend time outdoors enjoying the fresh air.
Sarnia is a border town in Lambton County with Lake Huron to the north and St. Clair River to the west. Originally inhabited by the Attiwandaron Indians, the first wave of immigrants didn’t arrive until the 1830’s, and an oil boom brought much prosperity to the region from the mid 1850’s until about 1921, when industrial workers took over as the primary source of employment.
Gerry from Wasaga Beach wrote to say ... I was looking out of my window overlooking Wasaga Beach, when I noticed a larger than usual dark object on one of the small ice chunks. Normally it's just a crow, commonly seen on the beach, or occasionally a turkey vulture.
The first time I saw Mennonites was when I came to visit Ontario for the first time, in 1977, it was hard to miss their horse drawn buggies on the country roads around Kitchener. We saw the Old Order Mennonites and Amish in the villages of Elmira and St Jacobs and around Aylmer , and as I was curious I decided to learn what I could about them and their way of life.
Elora, north of Kitchener, Ontario, is a quaint village originally settled in the early 1800's by Scottish pioneers and was later founded in 1832 by Captain Gilkison, who was interested in the town's potential for water power.
There is a ravine there with a loose wire fence around it. I actually think I saw 2 different ones in the same area on 2 different days ...
If you like Lavender you will love their Lavender Harvest time, the lavender is in bloom from mid-June to mid-July and again from the end of August to mid-September. You will find Lavender items for Bed & Bath, for cooking and for your home & garden - so why not plan to visit this summer and enjoy all that Steed & Company Lavender has to offer!
My hubby and I first discovered the village of Sparta Ontario one afternoon in the 1980's, when we were out for a ride on our motor-cycle - we were young and reckless then!
Waterloo Region in the Laurel Creek Headwaters ESL. I have been a volunteer wildlife photographer with the liaison group for the ESL since 2009. This is a first time to have a pair of nesting Bald Eagles ...
The village of Dresden, Ontario, has connections with the Underground Railroad and Slaves, through the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author who wrote the novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”.
Catbirds give the impression of being entirely slate gray, but on closer observation you will see see that these birds have a small black cap, blackish tail, and a brown patch under the tail. The Catbird is a medium-sized Northern American perching bird and is named for its cat-like call.
Stacey wrote ... Today my husband and I were out on the deck enjoying the beautiful day when out in the back field landed two Bald Eagles. We weren't sure what they were at first, so we went and got the binoculars and spotting scope and sure enough there were two eating a dead Raccoon.
The White Tailed Deer, Raccoon, Opossum, Flying Squirrel, Chipmunk, Wolf and Coyote, Badger & Beaver ...
When you are homeschooling in Ontario it is as if you are the Principal of your own private school, you have complete freedom to choose how your children learn, what they learn, and when they learn.
This area is a great place to call home, as we have great weather - if you like hot summers and cold, crisp winters, and colourful Autumns that will take your breath away!
These 4 owls have been visiting us since last Friday. The always come at dusk and are hard to get a good picture of.
Ontario is known to have populations of big cats, Lynx and Bobcat, and the occasional Cougar being sighted, but none of these animals should be seen in the wild in Southern Ontario.
In Southern Ontario there are several types of Owls, which vary greatly in size, ranging from very small Saw Whet Owl, to the large Great Horned and Great Grey Owl. They are mainly nocturnal, however the Short Eared Owl is often seen during the day, and all species typically have the large eyes and facial disc of their kind, sensitive hearing and in general, are rodent eaters.
When I think of Canada, I think of fall in Ontario - Autumn here is truly beautiful! Canada is famous for being the "Land of the Maple Leaf" and this leaf is in the middle of our country's flag.
I was jogging with my dog about 6:45am in Hamilton, Ontario, when we encountered this owl-looking species. At first I thought it was a cat, that's how ...
Our readers from St thomas, Goderich, Kirkfield, Wasaga Beach, Tilbury have sighted Eagles ...
My hand measures about 6 inches long and probably 5 inches wide in this picture ...
Oh, he is just a little fella, how cute. Luckily they are cute and harmless, and they eat ticks!
Bill wrote to tell us ... three wild peacocks came out of our pine bush ...
Around 11:00 am today (July 25, 2020), I was shocked to see one, I think it is a Possum, right inside recycle bin at my door outside here in Pickering!
Karen wrote to report ... I was walking through Homer Watson Park Kitchener, on the trail by the Grand River. This bird caught my eye. It was sitting in the tree next to the path at a low level. So beautiful!
Possum eating bird seed out of the feeder ...
Our reader, Nadeem Ausaf, from Richmond Hill, saw this beauty recently ...
Eight of our readers recently wrote to tell us of their sightings of Indigo Buntings ...
Collier Homes, Rick Collier has been building homes in the St Thomas area of Southern Ontario for many years and has a reputation for quality construction ...
We're used to seeing Blue Jays in our backyard, but this little bird was nothing like that, so I took a closer look, and quickly looked up the bird online. It was indeed a male Indigo Bunting, and it flew over to our feeder.
Ruth from Kitchener spotted a Possum in her backyard!
Sent in by Tina from Oshawa ...
Readers from Innisfil, Port Colbourne, Caledonia, Guelph, Burlington, Ajax, Brampton have told us of their Coyote sightings ...
Many of the Canada Geese here in Ontario, fly south for the winter, but there are some who stay around open water for the whole winter ...
This Possum came to Ivan's porch!