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Margaret Spriggs — obituary

Spriggs, Margaret Mary August 26, 1930 - April...

Breakfast at the Legion, April 20

At the Almonte Legion Eggs to Order, Hash Browns, Bacon,...

Civitan Club gift to the community finds a home at the Pakenham library

During Pakenham’s 2023 bicentennial year, the Pakenham...

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What Is That … Early Butterfly?

Winter is over.  Spring is here.  And we are certainly looking forward to opening the cottage for the 2024 season.  In addition to soaking in the spring scents and...

What Is That … Early Splash of Red?

Winter is rapidly disappearing and we are looking forward to an early start to cottage season on White Lake.  We are anticipating exciting sightings to be enjoyed in early...

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 … a Squirrel or a Chipmunk?

We are frequently entertained at the cottage watching the antics of our resident squirrels and chipmunks. Most people are familiar with these rodents as...

What is That … a Snake or a Salamander?

We try to keep an ever-watchful eye peeled for wildlife at the cottage, whether looking skyward for hawks; gazing out over the water for...

What Is That … a Bee or a Wasp?

Like most people, the first thing we think about when we see a bee or a wasp is avoiding its painful, venomous sting.  We...

What is That … a Flycatcher or a Phoebe?

At least ten species of flycatcher live in Ontario, three of which we know live and breed at White Lake.  We may have more...

What is that … a Loon or a Merganser?

The call of the loon is a quintessential, goose bump-generating element of our summer cottage experience, be it a nocturnal chorus at three a.m....

What is That … a Frog or a Toad?

The laughing of the loon, the buzzing of the insects, and the singing of the frogs are all sounds that evoke the cottage. As...

What is that … A Dragonfly or a Damselfly?

When kayaking, canoeing, working in the yard or hiking at the cottage, we often find ourselves surrounded by swarms of insects.  In such instances...

What is that … a Downy or a Hairy Woodpecker?

Some early mornings,  as we lie in bed enjoying the sunrise through the bedroom window, we are rattled by a rat-a-tat-tat at the door. ...

What Is That … a Sea Lion or a River Otter?

On recent trips to the Galapagos Islands and the Sea of Cortez, we had opportunities to interact with sea lions, both on shore and...

What Is That … a Butterfly or a Moth?

When it is -30C outside, like this morning, it is comforting to think about the warm weather at the cottage, and the beasties we...

What Is That … a Beaver or a Muskrat? 

by Carolyn and Bruce Waddell We were sitting on our deck enjoying a glass of wine just before sunset in May when we noticed a...

What Is That… an Alligator or a Snapping Turtle?

by Carolyn and Bruce Waddell This is our first column in The Millstone about better understanding and enjoying animals in our community.  We all know...

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