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Meet Scurry the Squirrel

Head Squirrel of the Garden Clean-up Team

Scurry the Squirrel – because he scurries and he is an Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and with a genus like Sciurius naming him Scurry just fits.

Despite being black(ish) he/she is nevertheless a Gray Squirrel, as are the rather less common cream coloured forms.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 11 May, 2021
  • Focal length: 219.82000757863mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2021-05-11T16:31:50-04:00May 11th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, mammal|2 Comments

Surviving the Frost

Magnolia stellata

We had a couple of lat April cold nights with snow this spring just as the Magnolias were flowering and expected the worst. But surprisingly our trees at least came through … last year we had no flowers on this tree as the squirrels ate all the buds so having flowers in 2021 was important.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 23 April, 2021
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

By |2021-04-23T17:58:08-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden|0 Comments
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