As we walk the trails and beaches of Prince Edward Island, even the most familiar ones, there is always something different or unusual to see. This collection of items is from the last month.
This is Tate the Tater,
a mascot for the Prince Edward Island Potato Board. He was present the day Farm and Food Care PEI gave away bags with potato, turnip, cabbage and milk to islanders. This is the second such giveaway in our area. The farmers and producers on the island have been really generous during this pandemic. Thank you!
This rabbit is the first one we’ve seen on the island in our ten years here. I took the photo with my daughter’s cell phone and couldn’t manage a clear shot.
One early morning recently, we spotted a number of slugs making their way along the boardwalk. While some are squashed into the wood or gobbled up by birds, others manage to avoid the predators and footfalls as they retreat for the grass.
Along one of the trails at the Rotary Friendship Park this nest is visible in a tree at eye level. It is much bigger than the tiny nests made by the sparrows around our house. I wonder which bird makes such a big nest?
A few weeks ago our daughter transported a bat to our house on her vehicle. This week we found this swallowtail caught in the grill of our car. Unlike the bat, sadly this butterfly didn’t survive.
During our recent trip to Chelton Beach, what we thought was the sound of a motorboat was actually a front end loader in the distance. The loader carried rock which it deposited along the shoreline in front of a cottage along the beach. Erosion is a problem all along the coastline. This cottager is attempting to hold on to his waterfront property for another few years.