Category: Wildlife

Some of the Sights

A leisurely drive around the countryside in early spring is one way to spend an hour in the afternoon. You’ll see some things that lift your heart. And some that make your heart fall.

Rescued raptor, Part II

What was initially a good story at the pancake breakfast table on Thursday, Oct. 16, turned out to be an adventure in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation later. The story of the injured red-tailed hawk...

Wadena Wetlands

Pelicans out at the Wadena Wetlands seem to love this watery weather. Unfortunately, the observation station is only accessible by boat, now. Unless you’re a bird. Photo: C. Deschamps.

Shorebirds

TRAFFIC JAM … Charles Deschamps of Ducks Unlimited Canada made a trip out to the Quill Lakes on May 27 and saw all these shorebirds on the newly raised 640 grid between Wynyard and...

Marguerite and the Skunk

Submitted by Dianne Sloan It all started when Dianne shot a squirrel before breakfast on March 19. On the Sloan farm there are wooden granaries, and squirrels can do a lot of damage to...

Stop or I’ll Jump

“If it doesn’t stop snowing, I’m going to jump!” this porcupine may well be saying, sharing the sentiments of many who are weary of our long, cold winter. High up in a tree, it...

Coaties climb trees easily and have a long snout, all the better for routing in the grass. These ones mooched food from people but kept their distance for the most part.

Back from Mexico

As we all know, what happens in Mexico … stays in Mexico. Unless there are pictures. Recently returned Kelvington holidayers shared these photos of an animal that struck them as “a cross between a...