Praying Mantises: The Truth About Eating Their Mates

Praying Mantises: The Truth About Eating Their Mates

Do female praying mantises really eat their partner while mating? This is one of the most fascinating claims in the often bizarre world of insects. It goes like this: During mating, the female praying mantis starts to eat her partner, beginning at the head and working her way down. Losing his head does not stop the male as reflexes allow him to finish his life purpose before the rest of his body is consumed. (more…)
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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Lambton Wildlife's 25-acre Mandaumin Woods is waiting for you. It is located 14.5 kilometres east of Sarnia on Mandaumin Sideroad, 1.6 kilometres south of Confederation Street on the west side of the road - (It's the square piece of forest on the left side of Mandaumin Road in the Google Map below). The woodlot is a wonderful place to take a quiet walk, birdwatch, or botanize. Over 44 species of birds have been seen in or from the woodlot, from the lowly starling to the beautiful scarlet tanager. The greatest numbers are usually seen during the spring migration. As well,…
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There Are Many Locations to Watch Birds in Lambton

There Are Many Locations to Watch Birds in Lambton

What is the fastest-growing leisure activity? Canoeing? Tennis? Shuffleboard? No, the fastest-growing hobby is bird watching (or 'birding' as we who are hooked prefer to call it). Most often, interest in birding begins with putting seeds out for the winter birds. Once you recognize that several species come to your feeder, you buy a book to help identify them. (more…)
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