Most of us realize how important water is, but many don’t really understand how complex, diverse, and beautiful our freshwater ecosystem really is and how it is important to a huge diversity of plants and animals. This infographic was created … Continue reading WATER: East Coast Rivers & Streams Infographic
THE VISUALS THE STORY The health of the oceans depends on a complex food web which ultimate depends on the sun providing energy for photosynthesis by tiny plants called phytoplankton which, in turn, serve as food for equally tiny little … Continue reading KRILL – A VITAL OCEAN FORAGE SPECIES
A collection of coastal bird images from contributors to the blog “I Love Quoddy Wild” and public domain sources. Compiled by Art MacKay, December 2016 Identify the birds here and in the field with this classic: Peterson Field Guide to … Continue reading SEABIRDS: 40 Good reasons to protect our part of the Atlantic Ocean
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus On April 22, 2008, Joyce Morrell of Campobello sent around a photo of a single drake at Head Harbour Light House. That reminded me of a very short story about one of the most beautiful of the … Continue reading BIRDS: How the beautiful Harlequin Duck stalled a development in the Bay of Fundy
KITTIWAKES NESTING – WHITE HORSE ISLAND Many years ago now, Kittiwakes started nesting on one of our Quoddy Islands. This painting was inspired by that event. Available from Fine Art america as : Wall Art, Art Prints & Framed Prints, Home Decor, … Continue reading ARTWORK: Kittiwakes Nesting
Black Guillemot The unobtrusive little Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) is one of my favourite marine birds from the Bay of Fundy area. I first encountered them up close in 1960 when I was doing research on Outer Wood Island off … Continue reading MARINE BIRD LIFE – Black Guillemot
Have you noticed that swallows, swifts, martins and whip-poor-wills are missing from our sky? Shane Fowler · Reporter · CBC NewsMarch 14, 2018 A new recently published study looking at the diets of some bird species over the last century found … Continue reading FORESTRY: A HALF CENTURY OF ECOSYSTEM DESTRUCTION. Are forest and agricultural sprays the cause?
A collection of seabird images from contributors and public domain sources. Identify the birds here and in the field with this classic. Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North A More at: BIRDS: Bay of Fundy Seabirds … Continue reading BIRDS: Bay of Fundy Seabird Images