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

In my Trout Ponds Trails Review, I mentioned I would review a continuation of those trails heading North (Baxter’s Creek Trail). Well, this is it. I recommend you start from the Trout Ponds as, from that direction, you can make a sorta loop trail out of it (total distance ~ 5 km). By sorta I […]

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

Back in April, I wrote a piece entitled Our Cosmopolitan Planet, which spoke to the issue of invasive species in Canada. However, in all my 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 […]