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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 … 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...

What Is That … Shoreline Flower?

With autumn days growing shorter and colder we thought you might be warmed and brightened by seeing the varied shapes and colours of some...

What is That … Cottage Favourite?

Our key criterion for labelling a species as one of our cottage favourites is its identifiability; that is, once we have learned to identify...

What Is That … New Species?

This year marks our 16th year cottaging at White Lake.  As with other summers at the cottage, this year we managed to photograph and...

What is That … Species at Risk?

Earlier this summer we listened to a program on LAKE 88.1 describing the efforts of the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) and its good...

What Is That … Frolicking Family?

We have enjoyed for many years occasional glimpses of adult red foxes and periodically have seen young foxes, termed kits, during early morning spring...

What Is That … Masterful Mimic?

We have written before about wildlife camouflage, but it seems long enough ago that we thought we could take another go at the subject,...

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