Category Archives: mammals

Deer and squirrel

  Two mammals posed for portraits in a short time this morning. This is a white-tailed buck with misshapen antlers: an extra spike and nodules at the base. Apparently, these can be caused by damage to the deer’s pedicles (region … Continue reading

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July goulash

  Nothing from this baker’s dozen of July images has had a posting of its own.  A few birds avoid the valleys and prefer the mountains. One of these is the White-crowned Sparrow. Wintering to the south, it breeds here … Continue reading

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Chipmunk foraging

  As a child, I remember chipmunks down around the lakeshore. Now, with the odd exception, I have only see them much higher in the mountains. Indeed, today’s chipmunk was foraging and feasting at about 1500 metres elevation.  A chipmunk … Continue reading

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Misplaced marmot

  Today, I took pictures of two different species of marmot. However, that wasn’t the unusual aspect of the event. It was that they were both in the subalpine.  We are one of the few regions in the Province that … Continue reading

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Finn’s view

  Two days ago, I noted that during a walk in the woods, my daughter, Cynthia, managed nicer images than I did. Recently, my grandson, Finn, also spent a week with me. During our walks, he did likewise. He is … Continue reading

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Canada’s diversity

  Today, July 1st, marks Canada Day and the country’s 152nd birthday. Canadians value and celebrate diversity — by which they mean cultural diversity. However, some feel that the preservation of our species diversity merits a similar attention. This selection … Continue reading

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June goulash

  This is a collection of images from June, none of which has had a posting of its own. The Cedar Waxwing breeds around here in the summer. This Eastern Kingbird feels the need to express its opinion. A Cedar … Continue reading

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May goulash

  This is a collection of some of May’s images that did not have postings of their own. A honey bee has collected pollen from a wild rose, and is carrying it as a packet on its hind leg. Honey … Continue reading

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Muskrat’s callisthenics

  These images were taken during the same event as the previously posted muskrat’s kiss. Midst its feeding, the muskrat climbed out and preened — almost as if it were doing callisthenics.  The first step is to shake off the … Continue reading

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Muskrat’s kiss

  I went for the beaver; I stayed for the muskrat. Beavers and muskrats are known to share lodges carved into the bank of a stream or lake. It seems that they not only tolerate each another, but even share … Continue reading

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