Welcome to Keeping It Wild, where every few days I will post an update on what is happening at the wetland, what we are observing, as well as share some information about the various wildlife we see. Now that spring is finally here, and the ice and snow have mostly melted, we are so excited to see the usual crowd of turtles, frogs, snakes, moose, porcupines, muskrats, butterflies, herons, and of course our Trumpeter swan friends.
This is also the time of year I see a lot of our neighbours who are getting out walking, running, or riding their bikes, or just enjoying the scenery. I always like to ask you if you have seen anything interesting, and the answer is always a resounding, “Yes!”
I hope that we can have the same kind of conversations here, where you can comment on these posts, and we can maybe get a little nature chat going!
In this blog, I am not going to ever say exactly where this wetland is, or give too much location detail about species at risk (SAR) for the sake of their safety and privacy, because...
The first rule of SAR is you do not talk about SAR.
Believe it or not, aside from habitat loss, the next biggest threat to endangered species is being illegally poached for the pet trade, so please let’s never give specific locations publicly in this blog or on social media (but you can absolutely email or pm me about it).
I think everyone in our community knows exactly the area I am talking about - let’s keep it our secret.