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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...

What is That?

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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 …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...

What Is That … Ruffled Plumage?

While reviewing some of last year’s cottage photographs we realized we have several atypical images of birds with ruffled plumage.  These photos led us...

What Is That … in a Name?

Perhaps this time of year, more than any other time of year, it is appropriate to give thanks to the many people who help...

What Is That … Final Fall Flower?

Near the end of a very pleasant October, we prepared the cottage for winter, draining the plumbing, beaching the floating dock, cleaning out the...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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