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Giant Baked Beans with Sausage Meatballs

by Susan Hanna This is another great recipe...

Ukrainian pysanky egg workshops at St. Andrew’s in Pakenham

Join Rev. Sheryl McLeod in the spiritual...

Proceeds from St George’s breakfasts support school food programs

Prior to the pandemic, the parishioners of...

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What is that … Pine?

The forests of Lanark include a variety of tree and shrub species including pine, providing important habitat for numerous species of plant and animal.    Many species are so integral...

What Is That … in Black and White?

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze us with her dizzying displays of colours and shades, even in the darker months of winter.  That said, there are some species that...

What is that … Nest?

Birds build nests for many of the same reasons humans build houses.  At the cottage, we shelter inside a wooden clapboard building with asphalt shingles on the roof.  Birds...

What Is That … New Bird?

Each year at the end of cottage season we like to identify and research new species we have observed and photographed around White Lake. ...

What Is That … King?

Since Queen Elizabeth passed away, Charles III has reigned as Canada’s King which, obviously, means that Lanark now has a king.  Not so obviously,...

What Is That …Along the Marsh Edge?

We have talked, in previous articles, about the importance of marshes to the environmental health of White Lake as well as looked at some...

What is That … Fluttering By?

Several years ago, a friend sent us a photo of a winged insect, asking what it was.  We did not recognize the species, so...

What Is That … Young Bird?

One of our favourite summer pastimes at our cottage on White Lake is watching the numerous species of birds as they raise families.  We...

What Is That … Fair Damsel?

We find damselflies more difficult to photograph and identify than dragonflies, perhaps because damselflies tend to be slimmer and smaller, and we see them...

What Is That … On Our Lilac?

We did not manage to attend the Franktown Lilac Festival this year.  Nonetheless, we entertained ourselves watching a variety of insects visiting the one,...

WIT … Delightful Dragon?

One day, a few short weeks ago, a cottage neighbour dropped by in her kayak to announce “the dragonflies are here!”  And we all...

What Is That … Bird in France?

We recently escaped the lingering vestiges of winter by visiting the Normandy region of north-western France and sailing up the Seine River to Paris. ...

What Is That … Early Bird?

We always look forward to spring at the cottage and to seeing the birds that are waiting for us.  Some are on their way...

What Is That … Green Caterpillar?

While we are invigorated by the gradual greening of spring, we still find comfort in looking at pictures of the “greenness” from previous summers...

What Is That … Sparrow?

The word ‘sparrow’ is a general one applied to a number of tiny, chirping birds that are not necessarily closely related.  One characteristic of...

What Is That …Shade of Green?

Looking at the current expanse of white snow, drab leafless trees, and snow-laden evergreens, it is challenging to recall just how vibrant and green...

What is that … Wasp?

We have a lot of wasps at the cottage, by our count at least 15 species, not so many considering there are over 500...

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