Badger’s Trifles #2 (with Wren video)

Sparroworks Publications Click images for information Birding the Morgan Arboretum Birding on the West Island of Montreal FREE Green Birding Coming in March ... A Self Guided Walk in the Arboretum - fully illustrated with optional smartphone guidance. Learn about the forest, its plants and creatures [...]

2019-02-02T17:36:21-05:00Sunday, February 3, 2019|

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2019 The new year arrives in a couple of days - thank you everyone for following, faithfully or occasionally, our journal and photography albums. We look forward to interesting and entertaining you again in the year ahead. Rather than giving you something to read in the journal, we [...]

2018-12-30T09:50:55-05:00Sunday, December 30, 2018|

Journal – Week to 16 Dec 2018

It's been a quiet week ... ... but we have the Wrens and they are always popular. You will be thankful that we have resisted the temptation to go off-topic and have a genteel rant about Brexit - a hard decision, but we will save that for 2019. Carolina Wrens The pair of Carolina [...]

2018-12-15T17:11:41-05:00Sunday, December 16, 2018|

The Journal – 9 December 2019

“December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats.” – Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales That sounds all very nice, were DT not to have spoiled the image by then going on to write “Patient, cold and callous, our hands wrapped in socks, we [...]

2018-12-09T11:38:11-05:00Sunday, December 9, 2018|

Summer Flowers … and a Minor Change of Emphasis

It's early July and during this week of unbearably hot weather (many days of >35C with humidex in the low to mid forties) there are some magnificent flowers are blooming at the moment - native and horticultural varieties. The first of this year's lilies are showing well. Pictures further down. As you can see [...]

2018-07-08T11:12:11-05:00Thursday, July 5, 2018|

A fork in the road

With retirement at the end of the month and more time available for birding and wildlifing of all sorts we have created a parallel blog to handle stuff like that from our local patch. It won't really get going at full steam until mid to late September but it has some pictures on from an [...]

2013-08-05T16:00:13-05:00Monday, August 5, 2013|

A new platform for Sparroworks

Having had great success with using Joomla CMS to build the Sparroworks website for the past few years I have been converted to the alternative WordPress platform as a result of moving the Bird Protection Quebec site over to it recently. WP does not have all the bells and whistles of Joomla but it has [...]

2013-04-15T17:05:03-05:00Monday, April 15, 2013|

Digital art

I was indirectly led to a very useful app for the iPad (imaginatively called 'paper') - thank you Marie-Anne - that is going to be a lot of fun.  Sketching, writing, water colouring etc with your fingers. Here is the original Green Birder

2012-12-30T14:43:05-05:00Sunday, December 30, 2012|

Messy Mix and Mousing

On the Weather Network website today they have a red banner marked Storm watch with the added promise of a “messy mix” … a delightful term. Last year we had been puzzled as to why the meteorologists kept forecasting light rain when it was coming down buckets and we asked a (retired) meteorologist friend the [...]

2012-01-11T12:14:46-05:00Wednesday, January 11, 2012|