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.

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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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

Woodcocks spend most of their time on the ground where the bird
plumage provides excellent camouflage.
When the bird is worried, he raise his tail and show the white

Friday, March 29, 2013

Snow Bunting (Plactrophenax nivalis)

The breeding habitat of the Snow Bunting is on arctic tundra
and migrate in the more southerly parts of Canada.
Snow Bunting are usually seen in open fields, where they
feed mainly on seeds.
Sometimes, we can observe this bird take a snow bathing.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Breeds from Alaska east across Canada to Newfoundland.
These birds migrate further south, arriving in their winter quarters
around mid-september and leaving to breed around mid-March.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)

The Boreal Owl is a small owl. This bird is 25 centimeters long.
This smallish owl eats mainly vole. The Boreal Owl finds its prey by sound.
It can locate mice even through vegetation and under snow.

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