Articles in: Wildlife Stories

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 at the Cottage Hear are the tell-tale signs that you might have a bear problem at the cottage. Read the full article

That’s no dog on the deck!

4 Jul 2015 Wildlife Stories

Black Bear on DeckAt first glance it looked like a neighbour’s dog had come for a morning visit. We soon discovered the animal was much more impressive! Read the full article

The Bat Houses Have Tenants

3 Jul 2015 Wildlife Stories

Bat housesI wasn’t sure how popular the bat houses would be but this year I’m happy to report we have no vacancy. Read the full article