Woodpeckers & Poles

WOODPECKERS

The Pileated Woodpecker is Canada's largest woodpecker and a frequently seen resident around Loughborough Lake. They are capable of quickly excavating large holes in trees... read more

Leopard Frogs

LEOPARD FROG POPULATION ON THE DECLINE

Not that long ago, leopard frogs were the most abundant and widespread frog species in North America. It was hard to visit a marsh, stream or pond with­out coming across a number of these interesting looking spotted frogs. ....  read more

THE FISHERS ARE AMONG US

We heard a talk about fishers by Jeff Bowman, a research scientist with the Ministry of Natural Resources.  He told us that extensive research on this animal has been conducted over the past 10 years.  Because there is a lot of myth and fear around Fishers in our area , we thought our members might like a synopsis of this talk.... read more

Fishers

NIGHT HOWLERS

Yes the coyotes do live in our area and yes they are here to stay.  It is the Eastern Coyote who is most predominant in our area. The wolf population prior to 1850 was extensively hunted by man and as the wolf population decreased, the coyote population began to expand.  The Eastern Coyote is a hybrid species – a mix of Western Coyote and Eastern Wolf...  read more

LIVING IN BEAR COUNTRY

We do live in bear country, although they are not always visible. We had a reminder of that recently when a young bear decided to investigate one of the garbage boxes, in broad daylight, along North Shore Road in the East Basin of Loughborough Lake... read more

DISPELLING THE MYTHS ABOUT BATS

Bats are nocturnal flying mammals that feed at night and can be found in both city and rural locations.  During the day, they roost in caves, in holes or leaves of trees, in attics or in abandoned buildings.  Although they look like a little mouse with wings, they are not related to mice at all, as most people think...   read more

Bear Country

Coyote Territory

Bats

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