Archive for January, 2008

where are the swans?

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Yesterday, while in the Westport area, Don and I stopped to check on the Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) that often feed in a small reach of open water below the dam in the causeway at Narrows Locks on Big Rideau Lake. Usually, we find 2 or 3 adults and a couple of juveniles swimming [...]

ice spider webs

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Yesterday, while sweeping the latest accumlation of snow off of the van, I found two “spider webs” on the left lower corner of the windshield. They were almost perfect ice crystal webs (click on above photo for a larger view). I’ve always thought it neat that certain patterns are repeated in nature.
The snow [...]