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An intermittent journal from west of Montreal containing short comments and featured photographs, mostly relating to botanical, wildlife and landscape subjects. A recurrent topic is gardening for wildlife.

There are a small number of local wildlife guidesfree. You may view them here.

** The five most recent posts are below. Earlier posts can be found on the Journal page linked to by the menu above.


2711, 2021

Coming – Spring 2022

Saturday, November 27, 2021|Categories: 1000 Species, Baie-D'Urfe|Tags: , , |0 Comments

HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE The sole point of this post is to make sure, by making a public commitment, that my current project is actually going to be completed on time. After 23 years just looking at wildlife in this region and after the daily species blog posts I published for a couple of years with one new [...]

2311, 2021

Ecomuseum Zoo Update (video)

Tuesday, November 23, 2021|Categories: animals, ecomuseum, zoo|0 Comments

As some of you will know I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Ecomuseum Zoo which is close to where I live. It's not a commercial zoo, but one which concentrates on the animals of Quebec and provides a home and care for animals that for various reasons cannot survive in the wild. [...]

1911, 2021

Bryan’s Benches

Friday, November 19, 2021|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe|Tags: |0 Comments

Sometimes, while wandering around town, it's pleasant to find a bench with a view and just sit down and ponder for a while. Bryan, a small town resident who lodges with us, is collecting ponderable town benches as winter approaches ... he has asked the town residents to suggest which benches they might nominate as "Benches to [...]

1711, 2021

Winter Moths and Forest Artwork

Wednesday, November 17, 2021|Categories: arboretum, Insects|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Two Fascinating Findings this Morning. We took today’s walk (we make it a rule to walk somewhere every day - got to fight off this ageing business) in the Arboretum which apart from a couple of dog walkers we had to ourselves. When we set off along the trail there were ice pellets falling - not for [...]

1111, 2021

Adding Light

Thursday, November 11, 2021|Categories: environment, europe, Landscape, light, scotland|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This photo was taken in a forest on the west coast of Scotland about five years ago and was remarkable for the mossy layer covering around and bark - extraordinarily atmospheric. More recently, I happened to be reminded of Terry Pratchet's "Wee Free Men" and for some reason this image bubbled to the surface of my mind ... if [...]

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