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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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UPDATE: Prudence and baby Carrot, both adopted

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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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Update: ADOPTED! 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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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 RoryUPDATE: ADOPTED! Four-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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Update: ADOPTED! 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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