Birds: R for Robins

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We always await the return of the robins, sometime in mid February … a sure sign that spring is on the way. Spring arrives on/or around March 20/21 but we all know that the first day of spring isn’t always … Continued

Plant Profile: Trillium

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The white trillium has been the provincial flower of Ontario since 1937. The name ‘trillium’ comes from the Latin for ‘three’. The plant has large, often white, three-petaled flowers above three broad bracts that look like leaves. They are members … Continued

Birds: Hawks

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Hawk is the common name for a medium sized bird of prey.  We frequently see them flying overhead scanning the fields for food.  There are times when they will swoop into the garden in hopes of capturing a small songbird. … Continued

Birds: D for Doves

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There is always an abundance of mourning doves in and around the garden.  They are year round visitors and it is lovely to hear their wooing or cooing call in the spring and summer months. In winter they settle down … Continued

Books: A Friend for Christmas

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My favourite author of the Sgt Windflower series, Mike Martin, has two wonderful books out for children. A Friend for Christmas is the story of a rabbit family and how they survived during the winter. Robbie, even though scared, would … Continued