What do a Raratonga Monarch and a Verco Pipefish have in common. Well, one has feathers and the other sounds “fishy”, so that’s not it … they both live on “the other side of the world” ~ yes ! Apart from that, one is a bird from New Zealand and the other is a seahorse […]
Biodiversity & ecosystems: plants, animals & habitat, climate change.
While vacationing recently in our beautiful province it became abundantly obvious that many invasive plant species, especially the flowering Scotch Bloom, English Ivy and the wild Blackberry, appear to be taking over large areas of native habitat . Here is my personal short list of plants recommended not to grow in your garden and if […]
Here is some information which may help if you are concerned about apparent sickness or general lethargy of the wild birds at your feeder. If birds appear listless, wander around on the ground or end up as cats dinner this should set off alarm bells as probably there is a problem though not necessarily from […]
When the snow is feet deep on the ground and the temperatures are below zero for extended periods of time during our winter months, our feathered friends who have not migrated enjoy the fresh seeds, suet and water we provide. It is a commitment as the birds become accustomed to the readily available food especially […]