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Leatherwood Garden Wildlife

A symphony of song birds fills the air and opportunities abound for sightings of other Bruce Peninsula wildlife such as Massasauga Rattlesnakes, Leopard Frogs, Garter Snakes, Chipmunks, Red Squirrels, Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers, Robins, Chickadees, Bumblebees, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Painted Turtles and the not so elusive Great Grey Slug. Added to the mix are our Leatherwood Garden Hens and Honeybees.


A Painted Turtle lays her eggs.


A Garter Snake finds warmth in a hugel.


A Great Grey Slug is carried to safety.


A Massasauga Rattlesnake lounges on a log.


A Snowshoe Hare looks forward to ripe elderberries. Luckily there are enough to go around. She eats the bottom, we harvest the middle, and the song birds have the tops.


A baby Racoon peeks from behind a White Cedar tree. Still hidden are four more.


The closest living relative to the T-Rex, 8-week old hens roost on a fallen branch.

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Honey Bees return to the hive with bellies of nectar and pollen sacs filled to the brim.

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