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Coy violets abound in Nature's garden

2019 06 23 violets

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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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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UPDATE: ADOPTED! 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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Spring Dandelion and Strawberry Salad

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By Anna Van Maris, Parklane Landscapes

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Delicious Spring treats soon ready for picking!

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Anna Van Maris is the owner at Parklane Landscapes.

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If frogs disappear, we won't be far behind

2019 05 12 ToadTrilling

By David Hawke -- It starts with a single peep, usually on an April eve. Just a peep.

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Butterfly war in the woodlot

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By David Hawke -- The country lane looked peaceful enough, the first true warming rays of springtime sun easily splashing down on the still damp gravel. The snow had gone, with a few small puddles of melt water all that remained to remember the winter snows. As I wandered along, little did I know that this was a scene of great anxiety, as I had just intruded on the butterfly wars.

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Let's find Walker a home!

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Energetic Walker needs a special home. 

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Declining woodcock numbers signal ecological alert

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By David Hawke -- While the name 'timberdoodle' may sound wacky, it somehow seems to fit the bird whose moniker it is.

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Lake Simcoe’s opening water is magnet for migrating ducks

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By David Hawke -- Buffleheads and ringnecks. Goldeneyes and bluebills. Hoodies and woodies.

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UPDATE: Majestic Frankie has been adopted!

 

2019 04 18 FrankieUPDATE: Majestic and proud Frankie has been adopted!

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Abner is a sweet guy who has lots of love to share!

 

AbnerLake Simcoe Living, in partnership with the SPCA Orillia Animal Centre, brings you a regular feature highlighting a special pet that is in need of adoption.

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Sparrows mark start new season in Lake Simcoe area

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By David Hawke -- The snowbanks are melting, tree sap is running, puddles are ripe for splashing and the annual springtime mess under the bird feeders is once again revealed.

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