Happy Holly-daze from the Rondeau Cottagers’ Association

Stan and Lewy who took time from building their approved driftwood-free nest to speak to fellow cottager Liz Cooper.

These two feathered friends all decked out in winter toques were found out wandering on the Rondeau beach recently. Upon “tweeting” with them, your RCA website editor discovered they got lost in the migration south to their condo in Fort Myers, Florida, and decided to spend the winter in Rondeau Provincial Park.

Lewy (right) said he heard the cottagers here were super friendly and didn’t think they would mind if he and Stan (left) stuck around for a while. They were instructed, however,  by the park office that they must get an approved building permit for their nest and were not allowed to use any driftwood in the construction. The little fellas also were left a typed note that said even though they have paid their seasonal lease fee they must also purchase a park pass and display it prominently on their nest at all times.

“We didn’t think living here would come with so many rules,” said Stan. “All we want is to live in peace with nature.”  Here, here!

Happy holidays from your RCA website editor,

Elizabeth Cooper