Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fisher (Martes pennanti)

One of the fastest tree-climbing mammals in the world !!!
The fisher frequently attack the porcupine, an animal most other
predators avoid.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ermine (Mustela erminea)

The ermine's speed and agility make it a difficult prey to catch, and the strong-smelling musk secreted by glands under its tail is enough to discourage all but the most determined predator.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

This dragonfly is easily recognized by the 12 black wing spots interpersed with white spots. It is a large species, at 2 inches long (5 cm).

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

This is one of the largest freshwater turtle in Canada. This turtle can live up to 40 years.
The top surface of the tail has a series of large, triangular plates, giving the snapping turtle an appearance like some of the great dinosaurs.
They have long necks, powerful jaws and can give profound bites.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

During the mating season, the male builds 5 to 6 unfinished nests constituted of grasses, cattails, and sedges woven together with an entrance at the side. The female selects one nest and adds a lining to it
or simply built another one.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Baby Woodchuck

By the time their eyes open, the baby woodchuck can crawl around by themselves and emerge from the burrow. The growth is so fast as they
weigh 2 pounds at eight weeks. The young feed on all types of vegetation.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Magnolia Warbler

The tail pattern of this bird is distinctive, a large white patch in black-tipped
tail. The male as conspicuous black band across the upper breast, with heavy black streaks on the sides.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

American Porcupine

How the female gives birth to his baby full of spines ?
The mother deliver in a big contraction which expels him immediately.
He arrives wrapped well in a membraneous bag which will be torn by
the mother as soon as she will have got her breath back.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


The name come from his leaves and his root. If you break a small piece of the leave, you will see a red drop. It is a toxic red latex who discourages the herbivorous.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring Peeper

The typical mating call of the male peeper can be heard to more than
1 kilometer.
Field researchers have calculated that a single male repeats his call about 4,500 times during one night on the breeding season.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

American Woodcock

This bird is one of our earliest returning migrants. As early as March, males begin the spectacular courtship flight by leaping from the ground and ascending in a widening spiral to about 300 feets, where he circles while singing and then begins his descent, zigzagging like a falling leaf.

Do you can find the American Woodcock in its perfect camouflage ?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Barred Owl

The principal prey of this owl are meadow voles, squirrels, birds, amphibians and reptiles.
The small preys are swallowed whole and the biggest are ripped.

The bird cleans his beak against a big branch

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring snow !

This grey squirrel seems to be a little confused by this snow of March 21st, first day of the spring !

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

White-tailed Deer

This mammal gets its name from the white underside of its twelve inches tail,which is displayed like a flag when the deer is alarmed or dashes off.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

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