Articles in: Wildlife Stories

Dock Spiders Everywhere!

15 Aug 2020 Wildlife Stories

Dock spiders prefer to live between the boards of the cottage dock, but Canada’s largest spiders are expanding their territory around the cabin. Read the full article

Muskie Attack Sends Woman to ER

2 Aug 2020 Wildlife Stories

large muskie

A Winnipeg woman got a terrifying shock when a large muskie bit her leg while she was swimming in the Winnipeg River, near Minaki in NW Ontario. Could this happen to you? Read the full article

Ticks Everywhere!

14 Jun 2018 Wildlife Stories

Wood Ticks

June is always a bad month for wood ticks at the cottage, but this year things are really crazy. Read the full article

Forest Tent Caterpillar Invasion!

9 Jun 2017 Wildlife Stories

forest tent caterpillars on tree
The forest tent caterpillar infestation has hit a new level of madness, and I hope this year will finally be the peak. Read the full article

Wildflower: Jack in the pulpit

28 May 2017 Wildlife Stories

jack in the pulpitJack in the pulpit (arisaema triphyllum) might just be my favourite forest wildflower. Read the full article

Groundhog Troubles?

8 May 2017 Wildlife Stories


Watching young groundhogs (woodchucks) run around the cottage property can provide hours of entertainment, but these critters can also cause cabin owners some serious grief. Read the full article

Nature’s Amazing Art

17 Dec 2016 Wildlife Stories

A walk in the woods or along the shoreline often turns up some of nature’s most fascinating artistic creations. Read the full article

How to identify a sauger

10 Feb 2016 Wildlife Stories

how to identify a saugerWalleye anglers sometimes catch an odd-looking fish that resembles a walleye but is covered in dark blotches. Read the full article

Is a bear stalking your cottage?

9 Feb 2016 Wildlife Stories

Black Bear

Tell-tale signs indicate a bear might be hanging out around your property or even stalking the cottage. Read the full article