Roda’s Critter Connection. – Connecting With Olive

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On Saturday I helped my daughter, Andrea, paint the apartment in their basement. Afterwards I spent some quality time with Olive. Doesn’t she have the sweetest face?IMG_1962

Roda’s Critter Connection – April 30, 2018

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The swans today were very friendly and came right up to the edge of the beach. Of course when there’s food involved it’s not hard to entice them. I just wish that people gave more thought to what they feed the birds and more importantly teach their children that certain foods, like potato chips, can make birds sick. No kidding….when I got closer I saw what I thought was bread was actually potato chips.

Also these children were pretty young and they were very close to these big birds. I wonder if the parents know how nasty swans can get.P1060066
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Roda’s Critter Connection – April 9, 2108

…..despite the icy temperatures yesterday I ventured down to lake

I never tire of seeing the swans. Yesterday I brought with me the telephoto lens that fits onto my iPhone. I’m not sure I really needed it but I wanted to get as close as possible without scaring them off.

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Roda’s Critter Connection – April 2, 2018

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These seagulls let you get pretty close before they waddle away. I think they’re eternal optimists and hope that all humans have food for them. IMG_1303

Roda’s Critter Connection- March 26, 2018

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This is another frog from the exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens. It is an African bullfrog. It may not be apparent from the photo but this beauty is about the size of a dinner plate.

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Roda’s Critter Connection – More Frogs

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Let me introduce the Amazon milk frog. You have to look carefully because they really do blend into the background with their milky complexion.

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Roda’s Critter Connection – Monday, March 12, 2018

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Every Monday Roda invites all of us to post our favourite photo of a critter. It can be large or small, creeping or crawling, flying through the air or just posing for our cameras.

This week I’ve chosen a photo of an exotic frog. I went to an exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington and was fascinated by the variety of frogs one can find in the world. Most of them sat very still and the waxiness of some made them appear fake or plastic. All of them blended into their environment really well and you had to really look to find them, even the really colourful ones.

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