Yesterday, I wrote about Fire and Flower Power. Today, Animal Power, but first, a fire update. Maritimes had rain on their 🔥forest fires, which is a darn good thing. They are starting to get a handle on the Nova Scotia fires. We've a new fire, today, west of Ottawa. near Renfrew, they have evacuated people. Blogger Karen has mentioned a couple of fires in Algonquin Park that are out of control. Her family has an evacuation plan.
|Fires near Centennial Lake, Refrew|
🐦The birds: the males came back, and then the female hummingbirds.
I keep forgetting to check for fireflies in the dark. This one I found dead in the water fountain. I was so sad.
Then, there is Fred. I've decided to try gender-neutral pronouns. (It is Pride Month!) They are definitely building a cozy home (see video). They excavated in the shed floor, but focuses on their home under the lower deck.
UPDATE: They have now dug a hole under the propane tanks. This is what surrounds the house: large stone and sand for drainage.
They have since stopped!
The catbirds have been pretty active in the front yard this week. I have a video of them from June, 2016. This was so fun! I was out gardening, watching the traffic, and heard these three.
I call him Pepper, but he isn't our cat. He's been an unpredictably infrequent visitor. In order to visit us, he has to cross a highway. This is the first time I've seen him in the daytime, and I heard him yowl through open windows at 8 a.m.
OK, must bundle up and put out garbage. Hopefully rain later, the front from the north brought some chilly overnight temperatures.
Tomorrow, I've bear and wood duck news!