Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Are you being bugged by these flies?

20190611 Adams Reserve mosquitos Hawke 2By David Hawke -- So, what's bugging you?

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A special Angel is ready for your love

2019 07 15 angelBeautiful four-year-old Angel is a very special, queenly girl.

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Shoreline Restoration - a Primer, by Anna Van Maris

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You know your shoreline needs protection from waves, rising water levels and ice, but where do you begin? Here is how, by Anna Van Maris, Parklane Landscapes.

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Four-year-old Rory loves to play!

2019 07 10 RoryFour-year-old Rory is playful, handsome, and super ready for his forever home!

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Protected wetland is a haven for bug-eating dragonflies

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By David Hawke -- As we sat by the lakeshore, basking in the setting sun, we marveled at the air show being performed in front of us. The loop-the-loops were incredible, the mid-air formations almost heart-stopping, and the assertive manoeuvres to claim air space certainly demanded respect. A bonus to this event was that there were no screaming jet engines, no withering exhaust fumes or tell-tale contrails, just a ballet of motion.

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UPDATE: Adopted! Affectionate Sammy has wonderful personality

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ADOPTED! I'm a chubby, affectionate, eight-year-old girl who came to Furry Friends because my previous owner had to move into a nursing home and would be unable to care for me.

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Tips for watching the elusive butterfly

   2019 07 03 butterflies          By David Hawke -- Although birdwatching is certainly a year-round activity for naturalists,

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Orchids are the 'superstars' of wildflowers

2019 06 23 orchidsBy David Hawke -- In the world of wildflowers, orchids are the 'superstars'.

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Beauty lives up to her name!

2019 06 23 BeautyBeauty lives up to her name - She's GORGEOUS!

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Coy violets abound in Nature's garden

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By David Hawke -- Each spring we (well, okay, my wife Julie) tries to "improve" the looks of the landscape around our home, the most obvious endeavor usually being the flower gardens.

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Waiting to be your next family member

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Henry came into the care of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society in May, one of 70 cats transported from the Second Chance Pet Network in Dryden, located approximately 140 kilometres east of Kenora. He has been patiently waiting for a home and is hopeful that you’ll come meet him today.

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Gentle touch needed for sweet Skrinkle

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Skrinkle is a sweet 6 and a half year old boy, who's looking for his special home!

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Update: Grizzly has been adopted

2019 06 17 grizzlyDon't let the name fool you, Grizzly is a huge softie!

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Watch for the ‘flicker’ of yellow wing feathers

2019 06 14 flicker2Here's a new one for you... "When is a woodpecker not a woodpecker? When it's a flicker!"

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How to create an edible garden

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An Edible Garden, by Anna Van Maris

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Anna has a big heart, full of love

2019 06 04 chubbyannaAnna is a big girl with an even bigger heart full of love to give.

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Colourful wildflowers bring much more than simple joy

2019 06 03 wildflowersBy David Hawke -- Observing a springtime blossom is such a simple joy.

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Fighting for our white pines

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By David Hawke -- I pause and take a look at the daunting line of pine trees still ahead of me: "1,800 down and 400 to go."

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Maxfield is a pet with 'catitude'!

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Meet Maxfield.

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The showy trillium is a springtime favourite

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By David Hawke -- A white-tailed deer had made its presence known by a series of nipped-off trillium stems, a seasonal reminder that the deer are always out there, always hungry. Aside from human bouquet-gatherers, trilliums usually don't have too much to worry about, other than a wandering doe.

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