Monthly Archives: January 2015

Prickly Pals – The Porcupine

In my preteen years, coming home from the family cottage North of North Bay, I used to catch glimpses of porcupines at 60 miles/hour (that was before Canada was metricised). They were seen gnawing on the highway guardrail posts as the posts had salt residue on them from Winter road maintenance. Those, despite entire Summers spent […]

Trout Ponds to Millbrook (Baxter’s Creek) Trail Review‏

UPDATE – April 7 2018 – re-construction of the Millbrook dam has blocked access to the North, in town, end of the trail. Until construction is done, you can access the return trail from the “Old Millbrook School” by continuing past the dam site to the main st. of Millbrook (King St. W.). Turn right […]

But Wait, Call Now…

Ever get sick and tired of those stupid commercial ads for the very best deal of the century bombarding you twenty times a day on the television?  What planet do they think us viewers are from anyway? “How would you like to be the proud owner of our new high tech, supper-duper ‘green’ vacuum cleaner?” […]

Canadian Invaders

Much has been made of the issue of invasive species in Canada. However, in all our fussing over species which have invaded our land, I never gave any thought to the situation going the other way.  Hence : Castor canadensis The first I’d ever heard of a Canadian species invading other lands was from a […]