Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ruffed Grouse

Seed on the ground attract sometimes a nice visit when there is a forest nearby.





Friday, March 28, 2014

Blue Jay frenzy !

The Blue Jay like the corn, suet and water but if you want to attract this bird in your backyard, offer peanuts, he absolutely loves it !





Thursday, December 26, 2013

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

The Northern Goshawk is a forest bird. This species hunts birds and
mammals. Perches silently, waiting and descends on prey rapidly.
The Blue Jay issues loud cries to warn other birds and mammals of an approaching predator. All forest inhabitants hide themselves away.






Thursday, October 31, 2013

Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)


The Eastern Chipmunk hibernates in the winter.
At autumn, the Eastern Chipmunk collect and store large quantities of
seeds in his burrow.
With the onset of winter in the end of October, he disappear below ground.
This animal have expandable pouches in their cheek.
Each pouch can hold up to 33 kernels of dried corn.






Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Oblong-winged katydid

Males have stridulant organ on the wings. They produce this sound
by rubbing wings together to attract females for mating.




Thursday, August 1, 2013

Birth of the caterpillar of the Cecropia moth

The Cecropia moth is the largest moth in North America. It has a wingspan of 16 cm. The female lays up to two hundred eggs under a leaf of birch, maple, cherry, apple and on many other trees. The egg measures just 2 mm.




Friday, July 5, 2013

Luna Moth emergence (Actias luna)

The caterpillar weaves its cocoon among dead leaves. The caterpillar transforms into a chrysalis inside its cocoon and hibernates until the next
spring. The butterfly emerges in mid-May.


Friday, June 7, 2013

The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

This species is currently listed as at-risk.
It is the only one North American butterfly who migrate, each year,
in large number.
The Monarch travels up to 4000 kilometers to reach overwintering
sites in Mexico.
To promote their recovery, consider creating a butterfly habitat in
your backyard.

For more info click, on this link :

http://blog.wwf.ca/blog/2012/08/15/protecting-the-monarch-butterflies-conservation-in-your-own-backyard/


Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

An advertisement call is repeated by a male sitting on the vegetation or elevated on twigs during the breeding season. A single male repeats his call about 4500 times on any given night. These tiny frogs reach no more than 3 cm.




















Sunday, May 12, 2013

Black-crowned Night-Heron

This bird hunt throughout the night and early morning.
They eat fish, amphibians, insects, small mammals and
small birds.




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