Category: 12 Days of Christmas

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Day 12: Twelve Drummers Drumming

If you spend much time in forested regions of Canada and parts of the US, you’ve probably heard a curious drumming sound as the winter months draw to a close: http://www.xeno-canto.org/sounds/uploaded/OJMFAOUBDU/XC132868-JMJ-20130506-070658-0855-USA-MN-LakeBemidjiSP-RUGR.mp3   The drumming...

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Day 10: Ten Lords a Leaping

The days immediately following birth can vary tremendously among different species. Neonates, or newborns, are born somewhere in the range of completely helpless and requiring complete care, to quite mature and able to care...

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Day 4: Four Calling Birds

Many birds vacate the Canadian Prairies before the frigid winter sets in, but there are many tough little residents and winter visitors that choose to brave the cold. A short walk outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan...

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Day 3: Three French Hens

Last Christmas was a tough time for the Canadian poultry industry, with outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) beginning in late 2014 and continuing into the new year. Massive outbreaks were occurring in...