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What is that … Emerald in the Garden?

What?  Have you lost your grandmother's favourite ring in the garden, the one you promised to cherish forever?  We hope not; thank heaven, we...

Backyard birds, January 5 2020

by Brent Eades After taking a hiatus from this column for a year or two I thought I'd restart it. The premise is pretty simple: these...

What Is That … Purple Flower?

Nature is generous with many shades of purple flowers from early spring violets to late fall asters.  As autumn rolls around, the variety and...

Join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Once again it is the Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season! This is the 120th year of Christmas Bird Counts and there are three...

What is that … Newcomer?

Let us say right off the top that 'newcomer' is not exactly correct.  This summer we saw and photographed five new birds and a...

Local citizens promote and preserve our town’s trees

By Jenny Doyle Did you know that  Mississippi Mills has a volunteer Tree Committee? We are a group responsible to Mississippi Mills Community and Economic...

What Is That … White Bear?

Our previous article dealt with signs of fall at our cottage on White Lake.  Another less obvious sign of fall is our friends' planning...

What is that … Sign of Fall?

The most melancholy of seasons is here.  Although we love the crisp, clean smell of the air touched with wood smoke, the absence of...

Mammals and their role in the web of life: Part 2

Part 2:  The current state of wild mammals and how to remediate it By Theresa Peluso Because there’s so much to say about the topic of...

What Is That … Transformation?

Over the last few years we have been pleased to note an increase in the number of adult monarch butterflies visiting, and caterpillars feeding...

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