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Predator wasps are helpful, not harmful

          20190810 Valk Valley Pelecinid Wasp HawkeBy David Hawke -- There are wasps... and then there are other wasps.

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Sassy will be your furry buddy

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Sassy is a sweet six-year-old calico who loves attention and enjoys sitting on your shoulders.

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Curious would be an upbeat and happy pal

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Curious came to be with us through a joint effort between Furry Friends and The Feline Fix in Barrie.

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Easter loves people, and is very affectionate

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Easter, who was found outside on Easter Day, is looking for her forever home!

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Cottontails abundant and easy to see this year

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By David Hawke -- The vegetable garden had looked great the evening before... not so much the next morning as almost the entire row of green beans had been mowed down.

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Update: ADOPTED! Bold Xuri loves to play!

2019 08 15 XuriMeet Xuri. She’s 11 months old and is quite bold and independent,

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Update: ADOPTED! Bonded pair of playful 1-year-olds

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Reggie and Archie are a bonded pair, thick as thieves and just as mischievous!

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‘Smells detonate softly in our memory’

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By David Hawke -- As outdoorsy people, we are all no doubt aware of how important our five senses are to us: sight and sound especially for birdwatchers, while touch and taste are essential to herbalists and those with a wild food culinary bent. Yet we sometimes take the sense of smell for granted.

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Sweet cat wants to be your 'only pet'

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My name is Grizzly. I am 4 years old but I don't look my age!

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Beautiful Bella is extremely affectionate

2019 08 11 Bella Meet Bella, an eight-year-old pleasantly plump beauty looking for a family who's going to spoil her rotten!

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How to create your own low-impact property

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Low-impact features keep rainwater and snow melt on your property. Anna Van Maris tells you how you can do it!

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Not much that is ickier than a tick

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By David Hawke -- Ticks. OMG! Can there be anything ickier to have to deal with in the out of doors?  In my 60-plus years of wandering around most every nook and cranny of the wilds of north Simcoe County I have never laid eyes on a tick... until this year. Now they seem to be everywhere! Yuck!

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Prudence and her baby, Carrot, need a home together

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Meet mama Prudence and her baby, Carrot.  At only a year and a half and 13 weeks old respectively, this young pair gets along like butter on toast or two peas in a pod. They're the perfect companions for each other! Carrot and Prudence play with each other and lollygag around like they have all the time in the world, and at the end of the day they curl up together in a snuggly ball so that even when they're sleeping they're as close as can be to one another. Both are incredibly friendly and love people, you couldn't ask for a better set of friends to bring home.

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Update: ADOPTED! Stunning Codi is a bit shy but very affectionate

2019 08 01 CodiThis stunning guy is Codi!

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Be prepared for surprise encounters in the woods

2019 07 27 bearBy David Hawke -- Depending on who you are, where you are and what the situation is, encountering a black bear can elicit any range of personal responses.

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Update: ADOPTED! Cuddly Simba is a senior

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Simba is a senior fella at the age of 10 years young. He's so cuddly, and just enjoys being a lap kitty. He's recently had his teeth all cleaned up and given a green light from the vet for adoption. Please consider giving some love to beautiful Simba.

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Buck is ready to find his special family

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Having come all the way from Montreal, seven-year-old Buck is a total sweetheart who is looking for a special family to love him for the rest of his life! 

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Luna moths are the show-stoppers of the moth world

2019 07 20 lunamothBy David Hawke – They are big, green, elegant, and look like they belong in a tropical jungle.

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Update: ADOPTED! Sweet Jackie wants to be your princess

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My name is Jackie. I am a beautiful, younger calico, and I am still looking for my forever home.

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Are you being bugged by these flies?

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

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