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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.


812, 2021

Sunset on the River – December

Wednesday, December 8, 2021|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe, birds, Landscape|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Approximately this date but taken ten years ago at the end of the road - resurfaced from the archives. Never throw anything away, one day it will be of use. Last night there was a pretty violent wind storm with gusts up to 100km/hr and power outages all over the province ... thank goodness for our backup generator! I [...]

212, 2021

Winter Birding Duties Recommence

Thursday, December 2, 2021|Categories: Birding, birds, winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The beginning of December brings with it our return to winter birding tasks - tasks we spend all summer, especially during the too hot months, looking forward to. Regular readers will know that these duties involve weekly (weekdays for us, a couple of friends do weekends) visits to the nearby bird banding station to refill the many seed [...]

2311, 2021

Ecomuseum Zoo Update (video)

Tuesday, November 23, 2021|Categories: animals, ecomuseum, zoo|4 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. [...]

2311, 2021

Coming – Spring 2022

Tuesday, November 23, 2021|Categories: 1000 Species, Baie-D'Urfe|Tags: , , |5 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 species [...]

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 [...]

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