Nature

From Out of the Twilight - a Ray of Hope

In mid-July, Clayton P. O. mailboat driver, Brian Parker, delivered exciting news with the bag of mail. “Have you seen the comet?” he asked.

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Good Times:

Ospreys in the St. Lawrence Region are doing fabulously well... seems appropriate to celebrate.

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Gerry Smith

Kill the Bug Zappers Not the Birds

Bug zappers are consummately worthless for mosquito control...

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Paul Hetzler

The Beaver That Ate The Boathouse

All other creatures, however, take second place to The Beaver. The one that has been eating our boathouse...

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Sarah Telfer

How Does Your Garden Grow … in a Pandemic

What to do with your Pandemic garden produce... Yes, lots of ideas and lots of results.

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Elspeth Naismith

2020: A Successful Year for the Save The River’s Common Tern Project

Save the River monitors 6 common tern nesting sites (2 natural shoals and 6 Navigation cells) with a team of passionate and dedicated volunteers...

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
John Peach, Patricia Shulenburg, and Rosie Rockell

The Fawn that Came in out of the Rain

The fawn arrived exhausted on shaky legs on the shore of Grenell Island in the St. Lawrence River. Our daughter named him Pete.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Simply Great

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias), the largest North American heron, is definitely great,

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Paul Hetzler

Wooden Bridge

The memory of the Rideau Canal in 1971... brings me to 2020 and wanting to know if it is open?

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Dan Mack

Shady Business

One of the perks of having trees nearby is that social-distancing rules don’t apply – you can hug as many as you like without risk of contracting Covid-19.

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Paul Hetzler

Adjusting to River Time

As it all slows down, I start to measure time in sunrises and sunsets, in breakfasts and lunches and dinners...

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Patrick Metcalf

A Stink of Mink

A group of minks saw this opening as an invitation: “Welcome! Spend your winter here.”

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Fields of Hope, in the Thousand Islands

Fields of Hope is a photography farm project which turned into a book. It is a collection of images that celebrate farmers in the Thousand Islands

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Andrée Thorpe

A Walk in the Parks

When I think “park”, I think slides, swings, and merry-go-rounds. My husband, on the other hand, might think Fenway or Candlestick. But in the late nineteenth century, a "park” was a resort

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Ticked Off

Mosquitoes suck and black flies bite. However, just one bite from a deer (black-legged) tick can put you out of commission for the whole season...

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Paul Hetzler

Got Gas?

Some foods give you gas, but this is the time of year when gas gives you a really delicious food. Maple syru

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Paul Hetzler

Small-Scale Items and Curiosities

Here from my island home in the Admiralty Group, are a few of the small-scale items and curiosities, that are easy to overlook,

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Winifred McGowan

January 2020 - A New Year

Amazing water level photographs, Dan Tack tribute and beautiful winter photographs!, Yes, Volume 15 - means 15 years of TI Life....

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Susan W. Smith