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Almonte in Concert, ‘Christmas with Quartom’ — December 3

Join us for our annual Christmas Concert! Saturday,...

Diana’s Quiz – November 26, 2022

by Diana Filer 1.  With which country does...

Ol’ Sluffer and the Lobster

Reflections from the Swamp Dear Reader Some of you,...

What is That?

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What Is That … Whitetail?

Cottaging in the Lanark Highlands, of course we see many whitetail deer every year, but the number varies from year to year.  This year started out with a visiting...

What Is That … Funny Posture?

During our many enjoyable summers of observing wildlife around White Lake we have learned some wildlife characteristics, including sounds and postures, of certain species.  Learning these behaviours has made...

What Is That … Irish Bird?

Usually we write about wildlife around and about our cottage in the Lanark Highlands.  Occasionally, however, we feel compelled to share with readers some of our wildlife photos from...

What Is That … Surprising Pair?

Many of the animals we enjoy seeing at our cottage on White Lake live solitary lives, except during breeding season and/or when raising families. ...

What is that … for supper?

We love the birds at the cottage, all the birds, every single one.  We love the beauty of their plumage, their songs, and even...

What Is That … on the Island?

White Lake includes several forested, rocky islands which we enjoy paddling around to view the wildlife.  On an entirely different scale, however, we recently...

What is that … June creature?

Typically, June is the month when plant and animal populations at our cottage explode and proliferate.  We were not able to get to the...

What Is That … of the Woods?

Our cottage on White Lake is encircled by mixed forest and our property is mostly wooded.  This means we are surrounded by many different...

What is that … Early Arrival?

Well first of all ... us!  We managed to fit in a couple of overnight stays at the cottage near the chilly end of...

What Is That … Magical Light?

Now for something completely different!  After preparing more than 120 articles for the Millstone News, focusing on some of the interesting species of animals...

What is that?  … Friend in the Garden

We have a new friend in the garden at the cottage ... the rusty blackbird.  We are using the word 'garden' in the broadest...

What Is That … April Flower?

It seems that in our enthusiasm for the end of winter we often prepare an article on spring flowers.  So you may recognize some...

What is That … New Species (Part 2)?

Yes, we wrote a 'new species' article along this line in the autumn, but we have many more new species from 2021, five of...

What Is That … Pappus?

While snowshoeing across frigid expanses of glistening snow near our home, we notice the tops of dead plants protruding through the snow.  Some of...

What is that … decomposer?

Recently, as we were composting some kitchen refuse, we were reminded of the critical role played by decomposers in recycling dead organic matter.  Usually...

What Is That … Construction?

As we settle into our comfortable, warm home in town, having left our three-season cottage on White Lake for the winter, we are reminded...

What is That … Fisher?

For some reason we cannot fully explain, we like to take photos of wildlife eating, ... whatever they are eating.  This interest may have...

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