bev wigney

Joined: Jul 25, 2015 Last Active: Jun 24, 2020

I'm a lifelong naturalist living in the Annapolis Royal area of Nova Scotia. I'm originally from eastern Ontario, but now live on 2 acres of mostly wooded land alongside Round Hill Brook. I came here about 9 years ago, buying a very sadly neglected pre-1860s house that had been unoccupied for about a decade. I've left most of the property in its natural state as found. Fortunately, the property was mostly ignored by its former occupants for at least the past 70 years, so there are many interesting things happening here. I've been photographing the flora and fauna here since my arrival and hope to gradually enter these observations onto iNaturalist. One of my projects since moving here has been to photograph moths at night. This is a continuation of a project at the farm in Osgoode, Ontario where I lived for over 30 years. I made a similar project of documenting the flora and fauna on that land. My late husband, Don, and I hiked and canoed throughout much of eastern Ontario from before 2000 until his death in 2008. Don kept field notes and I photographed almost all of our sightings. As I find time, I'll be entering those field notes and photos to my observations on iNaturalist. There are a few thousand, so it will be an ongoing project.

Aside from natural history, my interests include photography, writing, hiking, canoeing, gardening, art, music, and rescuing this old house from almost-certain ruin. My natural history photos have appeared in many publications. For several winters, I stayed in the Sky Islands region of southeast Arizona - another terrific area for natural history observation. I play (mostly) celtic music on tenor guitar, banjo, bouzouki, and a bit of fiddle, with friends here in Annapolis and down in Arizona.

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