Lighthouses Attract Birds!

It sounds impossible, but the very bright light emanating from a lighthouse at night attracts  birds. This happens on the most remote of lighthouses, some far out at sea. What interest would birds have in a lighthouse? Well sometimes it is because the light beacon attracts numerous insects which the birds feed upon. In other […]

The Wise Raven

The following video came in an email today and it brought back memories of the ravens that lived near my old lighthouse at McInnes Island. Ravens are very intelligent!   I was on the early morning shift for most of my time there. I loved it! Every morning very early (about 03:00) I walked from […]

Book – The Lightkeepers’ Menagerie

 The Lightkeepers’ Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses – by Elinor De Wire    Hardcover: 328 pages Publisher: Pineapple Press (March 15, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1561643904 ISBN-13: 978-1561643905 Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches I came across this book while doing a Google search for another author. Google Books has given a few free pages to read from […]