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Plan a beautiful, low-maintenance garden

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        By Anna Van Maris, Parklane Landscapes -- As you clean up your yard this fall, and plan your garden projects for next year, think about the ways your property can start to contribute to the health of the Lake Simcoe environment - while being easier to maintain! Here are some suggestions:

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What to do with all those tomatoes!

By Anna Van Maris, Parklane Landscapes

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The world needs more malacologists

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By David Hawke -- As another school year dawns upon us it would be nice to know that somewhere out there a student or two is studying hard to become a malacologist

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Sweet Margret likes to talk!

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Margret is an approximately 10-year-old grey domestic shorthair.

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UPDATE: ADOPTED! Meet Polar, a handsome Siamese hunk

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If Polar's striking blue eyes don't catch your attention from across the room, his outstanding vocal range sure will.

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Excellent lawn care assistants

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By David Hawke -- Did you catch my “mistake” in last week's article? Today that mistake is corrected and further information embellished for your reading pleasure.

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UPDATE: ADOPTED! Quiet and gentle giant looking for love

2019 08 29 rocketAt five years old, Rocket is a quiet and gentle giant who appreciates a soft voice and a calm disposition when first getting to know him.

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Senior lady with a heart of gold

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Meet Missy.  She is our 12-year-old senior lady with a heart of gold.

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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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Update: ADOPTED! :-) 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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Update: ADOPTED! Curious would be a 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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