Nature Sightings at Gannons Narrows…. Lately, it has been a beehive of activity around here. We have Otters year round – they love my neighbours old boathouse as do the Beavers that have their litters under the old dock boards. With the North Shore across from us now in the hands of TSW – a gift from Mr. Chase in his will – it is a freeway for the wildlife. The pond in ORCA’s Gannon Narrows Conservation Area which is on two sides of our property has two bank Beavers wintering there. Christmas day we stood on the road by the pond and watched the Beaver watching us for about 10 minutes before we left. Until these last two days of minus 10C the pond was open along the shore. The bird life is amazing with many species of birds visiting our feeders. Just about every day I put up the Ruffed Grouse when walking the dogs. There is a large flock of ducks wintering in the open water on the East side of the Gannon Narrows Bridge and I believe that is where the Bald Eagles are dining. We see one of them just about every day. We feel very special to be part of their lives.

Location: Gannon’s Narrows, Selwyn Township
Observer: Jim Watt

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.