Dan Kraus, NCC senior conservation biologist, says “leaving the leaves” is a small act of backyard nature conservation that can make a big difference for native pollinators, birds and other wildlife. [And don’t even talk to me about leaf blowers! -Webmaster]
Two catfish were spotted with their young (the dark cluster in the lower left) recently in the shallows off Wyndrock Drive.
Happy Canada Day, Williams Lake!
The Williams Lake Backlands may play a crucial role in an exciting wildlife program – the re-introduction of the eastern cougar to central Nova Scotia. Spearheaded by the Cougar Foundation, in consultation with the Maritime Wildlife Federation, the idea for the program came together quickly. Said Richard Painter of the Cougar Federation, “we were looking for suitable habitat, and the federation saw the need for a native predator in the environment”. [Hope you enjoyed our April 1st entertainment. If you haven’t had a chance to donate to the Williams Lake/Purcell’s Cove Backlands Wilderness Park be sure to check out KeepHalifaxWild.ca]
Happy Canada Day! …from Williams Lake, Halifax, NS