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Chapter 12: December

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at the Winter Solstice the sun sets at its most southerly point on the horizon
at the Winter Solsti...
Adult Sharp-shinned Hawk (Karl Egressy)
Adult Sharp-shinned ...
Immature Cooper's Hawk (Greg Piasetzki)
Immature Cooper'...
Eastern Screech-owl (Wikimedia)
Eastern Screech-owl ...
Great Horned Owl - Fleming Campus in Peterborough
Great Horned Owl - F...
Varied Thrush at Burri feeder on Clear Lake, north of Peterborough. (Tony Bigg)
Varied Thrush at Bur...
Common Loon in winter plumage
Common Loon in winte...
Black-legged Kittiwake at Niagara Falls in December, 2012 (Greg Piasetzki)
Black-legged Kittiwa...
Birding at Niagara Falls
Birding at Niagara F...
Christmas Bird Count 2010
Christmas Bird Count...
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Robert Latham)
Red-bellied Woodpeck...
A lot of Baltimore Orioles overwinter in Costa Rica  (Karl Egressy)
A lot of Baltimore O...
"Nip twigs" from Red Squirrel activity
"Nip twigs"...
More nip twigs. Note piles of cone scales as well.
More nip twigs. Note...
Red Squirrel in winter. Note how coat is now a bright russet. (Terry Carpenter)
Red Squirrel in wint...
Most Gray Squirrels in Central Ontario are the black (melanistic) form
Most Gray Squirrels ...
Dead Fisher near Peterborough (Sherry Hambly)
Dead Fisher near Pet...
Fishers are expanding their range south of the Canadian Shield
Fishers are expandin...
Identifying and interpreting mammal tracks is a fascinating pastime (Eastern Cottontail)
Identifying and inte...
Otter tracks. The animal was sliding on its belly through the snow.
Otter tracks. The an...
Flying Squirrel on feeder
Flying Squirrel on f...
Common Mudpuppy
Common Mudpuppy
Lake Sturgeon  (Michael Brown)
Lake Sturgeon (Mich...
American Eel - a species experiencing a precipitous decline
American Eel - a spe...
Sign posted outside of Peterborough, Ontario
Sign posted outside ...
Adult Emerald Ash Borer
Adult Emerald Ash Borer
D-shaped hole Emerald Ash Borer makes when it emerges from under the bark
D-shaped hole Emeral...
Emerald Ash Borer larva
Emerald Ash Borer larva
Balsam Fir have a conical shape
Balsam Fir have a co...
needles of Balsam Fir
needles of Balsam Fir
Bark of Balsam Fir with characteristic sap-filled "blisters"
Bark of Balsam Fir w...
English Holly
English Holly
Winterberry Holly
Winterberry Holly
White Pine needles come in clusters of five
White Pine needles c...
White Pines often tower above the canopy
White Pines often to...
Turkey Tail - a kind of bracket fungi (polypores)
Turkey Tail - a kind...
Watch for intersting ice formations around the edge of swamps and ponds this month
Watch for intersting...
Winter Solstice at Stonehenge in 2007
Winter Solstice at S...