2013 Christmas Bird Count

Yesterday I joined ten other birders in a Christmas Bird Count in the Tatamagouche area of northern Nova Scotia. After a day of birding on the land and in residents’ yards, we accumulated sighti...

Ice Storm Art and Hardship

During the past two weeks, five storms have brought nearly every imaginable form of precipitation – snow, rain, ice pellets, freezing rain – to northern Nova Scotia, leaving the landscape white an...

Beaver Engineering Inc.

During the summer, a pair of beavers set up home in a lodge they built against the bank of a small pond on our property. I would see them in late afternoon swimming in the pond or hunched amid the ald...

Cut to the Heart – by a Beaver

Taking a break from writing on a dreary afternoon, I photographed rain-wet trees chewed by beavers who have been decimating alders and pincherries near our bridge over Matheson Brook here in northern ...