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.

111, 2021

All Hallows Flowers

Monday, November 1, 2021|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, Garden|Tags: , , |0 Comments

All Hallows Garden Flowers : 1 November 2021 In England we used to have fun finding how many plants we had in flower in the garden on Christmas Day. Not really an option here but J had a good idea when she noticed just how many flowers are still flowering (some only just) in the garden today. It [...]

2910, 2021

Autumn Gold

Friday, October 29, 2021|Categories: arboretum, autumn|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Autumnal tree colour in Quebec is always spectacular but everything is late this year. Realizing that November is almost upon us, last night was the first frost and the weekend will be blattering rain we took a walk in the Arboretum this morning to catch what will probably be the last of the fall leaf colour change this [...]

2310, 2021

Preparing the Wildlife Garden for Winter

Saturday, October 23, 2021|Categories: birds, flowers, Garden, wildlife, winter|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Some simple suggestions ... Faithful readers of our posts will have gathered some ideas about how to attract wildlife to their gardens over spring, summer and early fall but now winter approaches and what do we do with all those native plants still standing tall? The neighbours are starting to look askance. This is Canada and we [...]

2210, 2021

“Stunky Owls?”

Friday, October 22, 2021|Categories: Birding, birds|Tags: , |0 Comments

Computer Translation ... of a sort I am more and more coming to appreciate the wilder shores of the Facebook computer language translation system ... so much more fun than relying on Google to do the job. They discover brand new and unrecorded species every day. Here is the original French : Petit-duc maculé dans notre secteur. [...]

2110, 2021

Winter Arrivals

Thursday, October 21, 2021|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe, birds, Garden, winter|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dark-eyed Juncos As the temperatures start to fall towards zero (a few days yet) and the cold rain falls we are beginning to see the first arrivals of birds form the north that usually spend the winter with us. Today there was a flock of over a dozen Dark-eyed Juncos busily working the garden for seeds they [...]

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