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

209, 2021

The Harrogate “Tut”.

Thursday, September 2, 2021|Categories: commentary, England, Food|Tags: , , |0 Comments

This quotation from a book J and I are currently reading is directed at Yorkshire friends who will, I hope, instinctively know the lady in the last sentence. For everyone else, even those poor souls who do not know where Yorkshire is, I am sure that you will be amused. The book is "Chewing the Fat: Tasting [...]

2508, 2021

Breakfast for Junior

Wednesday, August 25, 2021|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe, birds, Garden|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Sometimes a parent never gets a break. Two juvenile American Goldfinch were looking confused sitting on the stem of sunflower wondering where seeds were. Still in the "learning to be a bird" stage of life they had yet to work out that they needed to be on the face of the flower. Much noise ... along came [...]

1408, 2021

How Many Species Live In Baie-D’Urfé?

Saturday, August 14, 2021|Categories: 1000 Species, Baie-D'Urfe, Birding, birds, wildflowers, wildlife|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Looking about you and learning about what you see About a week ago we wrote about our participation in the Nature Conservancy Canada “Bioblitz” during which we recorded all the species we saw in a five day period in our garden and the nearby roads and parks. The total came to 217. We were limited on that occasion [...]

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