Tagged with Wildlife

Sea creatures and canoes on Galiano Island

As soon as breakfast was finished yesterday, the girls raced off to the beach to climb over the rocks and see what sea creatures had been deposited in the rock pools overnight.  There were fewer hermit crabs but instead there was something much more exciting – lots of tiny jellyfish.  They were tricky to see … Continue reading

Galiano Island and Orcas

Galiano Island and Orcas

We caught the ferry from Tsawwassen to Galiano on Sunday afternoon.  Just as the boat was about to leave the dock someone ran down from the top deck to say that there was a pod of orca whales just outside the harbour.  We went up on deck to watch as we sailed slowly past them, … Continue reading

Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park again

Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park again

Yesterday we spent the morning at the amazing Vancouver Aquarium.  The girls love everything sea-creature related and have quite a bit of knowledge about them (thank you Octonauts!) so they had been really looking forward to it. The first thing the girls wanted to see was the jellyfish exhibition and we were lucky enough to … Continue reading

Raccoons on the Roof!

Raccoons on the Roof!

Just as we were getting the girls ready for bed last night I heard my Lovely Husband yelling for me.  As we had a visit to ER (A&E) with the Little One on Saturday when she bit right through the underneath of her bottom lip (luckily it’s healing nicely), I’m still feeling a bit jumpy … Continue reading

A daft dove

A daft dove

So, yes it’s another post about birds. But this time a dove which has built a nest in our garden. Not in a nice sensible bush, like the Northern Cardinals, but in a very open place that can be seen by all predators: the bird feeder! My Mum brought the bird feeder to help us … Continue reading

The baby birds take early flying lessons

The baby birds take early flying lessons

When we got back from the girls’ dance lesson yesterday we could hear the Northern Cardinals making a lot of noise in the garden before we’d even opened the front door.  We rushed through to the back door in time to see a bird of prey (no idea which one) swooping across the garden and … Continue reading

The baby birds are growing

The baby birds are growing

I’ve been taking photographs of the Northern Cardinals in the nest outside the back door for the girls to take in for Show & Tell next week.  Just in case you’re keen to see how they’ve grown in a week, here they are: For what happened next, click here. Related articles The baby birds have … Continue reading

The butterflies have hatched!

The butterflies have hatched!

  One of our butterflies hatched yesterday afternoon, whilst we weren’t here.  The girls were excited but very disappointed that they hadn’t seen it appear from the chrysalis.   This morning whilst we were getting dressed, a second butterfly hatched, so we missed that one too.   I moved the butterflies to the table whilst … Continue reading

The baby birds have hatched!

The baby birds have hatched!

For a while we’ve been watching a pair of Northern Cardinals build a nest in our garden (back yard).  It’s not in a very sensible place as it’s 5ft up in a bush right outside our back door, which makes it a pretty noisy place to be, but more sensible than the nest which was … Continue reading