Category Archives: mammals

Pika predator

  The pika is generally acknowledged as an adorable creature. Beyond its native cuteness, it is a herbivore and so is appealing because it feeds on nothing but plants. Yesterday, I revisited the pika colony discussed earlier. Snow had fallen … Continue reading

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Pikas prepare

  Pikas do not hibernate, so during the summer, they collect and store food for the winter. As winter approaches, preparation becomes intense. These pictures were taken two days ago. Yesterday, snow fell on the pikas.  Dyslexia: Pikas normally live in … Continue reading

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September goulash

  This is a compilation of a few images, none of which had its own posting in September. Ospreys have now almost vanished from the Lake by migrating far to the south. However, through September, they were still here fishing.  … Continue reading

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Mountain goat

  When compared to the satisfying closeups of local wildlife posted of late, today’s image of a mountain goat is, er…, only so-so.  Alas, mountain goats live in a world that rarely intersects my own: They habit the steep faces … Continue reading

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Feasting on fish

  Fish are a staple food for much of the wildlife around the Lake — we are, after all, dealing with a lake — so, I show wildlife feasting on fish. This posting was prompted by recent pictures, but these … Continue reading

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Young bucks

  I am so used to seeing white-tailed does and fawns, that seeing a buck is unexpected — let alone three of them. But, there they were along the water’s edge. The buck in the front is the only one … Continue reading

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Ecotone walk

  I could have merely spoken of a walk along the beach, but, I wanted to emphasize something subtly different than such a stroll. An ecotone is a place where ecologies are in tension (in Greek, the word is tonos). It describes … Continue reading

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Portrait of a fawn

   

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July goulash

  This is a collection of a dozen images from July, none of which has had a posting of its own. Where have all the male Mallards gone? They are here, but are in their eclipse plumage, which makes them … Continue reading

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Species diversity

  A year ago on Canada Day, I posted a collection of my favourite images from the previous decade, and said: “My two-dozen mute portraits offer peeks into the charm and beauty of life in Canada.” Commenting on it, Carlo … Continue reading

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