Saturday, 10 April 2021

🐸Happy critters🐇

  We just went into lockdown again last week. We managed to get all our healthcare needs attended to. One of us had a footcare appointment, a blood test, physiotherapy,  an X-ray (for his sore neck), and a vision checkup. All went well. 

I managed to go to the dentist, while JB picked up his regular homeopathic meds from the gym. The gym was closed, but they have essential services, like massage therapy, housed in the building. Our naturopathic doctor has an office there, as well. She leaves him his meds at the front desk.

Our healthcare professionals have had their first vaccine dose. My massage therapist, our dental office staff, as well.

Restaurants are surviving doing Take Out only.

We tootled on home for lunch. JB had picked up Subway sandwiches for us. 

I visited the trailcams and found lots of critters. They are all happy with the green grass. The critters are much more active these days. It's wonderful to see. That fresh hope of spring.🐰

Food fight: this is why it is illegal here, and in many other countries, to take in wild animals. They are wild. Butch food fight   

Talk about 'quick like a bunny!'

Quick like a Bunny part 2.

It made it to the backyard, if it is the same one!

backyard bunny from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

April 4th, Porcupine  still has a leaf stuck to his butt! Here is a daytime photo.

He hauled out the skin of the pumpkin that has sat here since the fall. There were a few seeds left. 


He came back again, and this time was marking the bushes. Porcupine marking     

The skunk has been around, as well. Again, archive photo! They are so fascinating. It wandered by one summer day, oblivious to me and my camera.


The woodland jumping mouse is back! It's like a deermouse, but with long tails. And, of course, they jump!


We knew it was coming. The 🐸frogpond  is awake, with mosquito larvae dancing in the warming water.


Zola is still alive and doing as well as she can. She's putting a bit more weight on it.

I've been watching for the wood ducks on the pond. 

They nest in the three boxes I have put up. They are flighty things. If I come around the pond from the far end, I can spot them, but they take off, being frequent flyers. I videotaped them, as I wasn't sure if they weren't just regular mallards. Nope, once I looked at the video, I realized they had taken off, came back, then crawled up on the land. When I went down to the pond the next day, they were in the wetland, on the other side of the path. wood ducks 


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eileeninmd said...

Hello Jenn,

You do have an awesome variety of wildlife caught on your cameras. I love the cute bunny, the raccoons scare me. Neat capture of the little mouse, the wood ducks are my favorite this week.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, I appreciate your visit and comments.

Tom said...

...nice scenes from critter heaven.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love seeing your videos! You have such a nice variety of wildlife there. Sorry you are in lockdown again. We've had our vaccine now and it's a good feeling. We'll still be careful and wear our masks though. Happy weekend!

Anvilcloud said...

That was a busy lockdown day for you. Life won't change too much for us. I will get my job on Monday.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
The wee jumping mouse is my favourite today... like a tiny tailed rabbit! YAM xx

Christine said...

Nature abounds where you are!

DUTA said...

Hopefully. the sore neck, finally gets its right treatment.

RedPat said...

I love to see Wood Ducks! You have so many creatures roaming around your place. said...

Lots of interesting creatures - maybe you could draw or paint one?
Those mosquito lavae were fascinating.

William Kendall said...

The porcupine is fun company to have around.

Red said...

the third wave is bad and it looks like there will be a fourth wave.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Wow! So many interesting critters are caught in these videos. Nice one of wood ducks.

NatureFootstep said...

I am glad you got what you needed before the new lockdown. It never seem to end this time. :(
At least, it is good for people like us to have nature to spend time in.

I enjoyed all of your videos today from the food fight to the skunk :)

Hope youre OK.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lots of interesting critters to see.

All the best Jan

Rain said...

Hi Jenn :)) Oh I love that you have such a variety of critters there. I love porcupines, I find them cute despite the danger. I figure, they must need a hug sometimes too right? :)