Science & Nature

On the Trail of Tracks

 by Neil Carleton At this time of the year, the shadows are longer when I’m out in the morning.  The ground is still damp before...

Neil Carleton’s stunning nature studies in acrylic

Two Beeches and a Hemlock Beech Leaves Yellow Birch Bark Under The Hand Lens Leaf Motif 2 Photos and Paintings © Neil Carleton

Perth Street beauty

The shady character for October is a front yard tree. This month I’ve picked an urban example, and I hope you’ll have to chance...

Male moose sighting at Clayton Road and Highway 29.

For those interested in area wildlife, there has been a sighting of a large male moose  in the field at Clayton Rd & Highway...

Royal Oak

  Do you have a favourite tree? Readers are invited to submit their nominations for an honor roll of trees in our area that could...

Beneath a certain pine tree ( a tribute to those who came before)

by Lyle Dillabough There is this old twisted white pine tree that stands in back of an old church yard near the hamlet of Ferguson...

No respect for Almonte seniors

Some of Almonte’s oldest residents have been bruised, rolled in public, and turned topsy turvey with fractures. These are, of course, the rocks of...

Wireless Signal Tree

by Neil Carleton When can an internet tower look like a tree? If you have a big white spruce in your rural front yard, it...


Chilly James

Doris Scanlon — obituary

A cold night in Almonte, circa 1880

Answers to Diana’s Quiz