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Help pollinator project near Pakenham, Saturday

Work Bee: Saturday, July 13 at 9 am to noon, 919 Sugarbush Road, to work on the Pollinator Pilot Project to organically manage Wild...

Discover wildflowers, July 14

July is a wonderful time to take a walk and glory in the outbursting of flowering plants.  Do you recognize this flower? It's bloodroot,...

What Is That … Oriental Bird?

We visited Japan and South Korea in April, before the late start to cottage season.  In addition to enjoying the exotic cultures, food, and...

On cats and birds

Rick Edwards Another dead dove in our backyard. In our usually sensitive community of Almonte, I find it surprising that some residents allow their cats...

Birds and their role in the web of life

By Theresa Peluso Just about everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in...

What Is That … Turtle Doing?

It is spring and the snapping turtles are busily laying their eggs along the shoulders of our cottage road.  Unfortunately, our first two sightings...

Turkey vulture times two

by Brent Eades Wendy Rampson shares this excellent shot of a pair of turkey vultures perched on her barn roof. Most readers will have seen turkey...

What Is That … Staring At Us?

In addition to just being fun to do, we find taking pictures of beasties at the cottage helpful in confirming identification of the species...

Update on pollinator pilot and wild parsnip spraying

by Mayor Christa Lowry Pollinator Pilot: the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, Indian Creek Orchard Gardens and YOU The Municipality of Mississippi Mills had a great opportunity...

Work bee for the bees! May 18, 9-12

If you have been discouraged by the town’s decision to spray toxic herbicides on many kms of our rural roadsides to control Wild Parsnip,...

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