Uisge Bahn Falls

An enjoyable walk out to Uisge Bahn Falls with 2 Dutch tourists, investigating plants and listening to birdsongs. We heard the Ovenbird’s “Teacher! Teacher! Teacher!”, and saw Braun’s Holly Fern close to the falls.

Birds on Kidston Island

During a recent canoe paddle and walk around Kidston Island, just a few hundred meters from the village of Baddeck, we saw the following bird species: American bald eagle, downy and pileated woodpeckers, spotted sandpiper, a family of Canada geese, yellow warblers, American redstarts, common terns, belted kingfisher, American crows, common grackle, American robin, bohemian waxwings, … More Birds on Kidston Island

Cliff plants in Newfoundland

Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) is a fleshy, cactus-like plant considered vulnerable in Nova Scotia. It is found growing in crevices in rocky cliffs and shorelines. On a recent trip to Twillingate, Newfoundland, it was plentiful growing out of cracks in the sea cliffs. I also saw Bird’s-eye Primrose (Primula laurentiana) along the cliffs in Twillingate. Bird’s-eye primrose is considered … More Cliff plants in Newfoundland