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Turtles in Trauma - Network of Volunteers is Devoted to Overcoming Declining Population Post Image

Turtles in Trauma - Network of Volunteers is Devoted to Overcoming Declining Population

August 12, 2020

Article by John Challis A female snapping turtle won’t lay her first eggs until she’s almost 20 years old. She could live more than a century, scraping a nest in sand or gravel early each summer to lay up to 50 eggs. But because of a staggeringly high mortality rate, it’s estimated...

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Preserving the Reign of the Monarch

August 07, 2020

Article and Photography by Heather Douglas With its orange wings and black markings, the Monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable and studied butterflies in the world. Its annual migration between Canada and Mexico is a well-documented and awe-inspiring feat and its arrival in Muskoka seems to really herald the...

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Dream Weaver Nathan Sowrey Shapes Nature into Fantasy Post Image

Dream Weaver Nathan Sowrey Shapes Nature into Fantasy

August 05, 2020

Article by Bronwyn Boyer/ Photography by Heather Douglas Imagine meandering through the woods one day, not really paying attention to the path ahead. Suddenly, you stop short, and so does your heart: You see a giant mythical creature blending perfectly with the trees, its white eyes and teeth gleam from a...

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The Glorious Blueberry - Cooking with the Quintessentially Muskokan Ingredient Post Image

The Glorious Blueberry - Cooking with the Quintessentially Muskokan Ingredient

July 31, 2020

Article by Karen Wehrstein/ Photography by Tomasz Szumski Blueberries! We love to pick them, buy them, eat them. There’s blueberry everything – jams, tarts, muffins, pancakes, yogurt and even chocolate-coated blueberries. You can drink blueberry tea, sip blueberry wine and use them in creative ways, even in mostly savoury dishes. What’s...

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Windermere House A Showcase for Muskoka's Evolving Hospitality for 150 years Post Image

Windermere House A Showcase for Muskoka's Evolving Hospitality for 150 years

July 28, 2020

By J. Patrick Boyer In 1863 Thomas Aitken, a 31-year old Scottish immigrant farmer, trekked from Peterborough into Canadian Shield wilderness looking for farmland “flatter than a pancake” near Lake Rosseau where his brother-in-law David Fife had already begun homesteading. Today, Aiken’s Windermere House epitomizes Muskoka’s vacation economy. It is a summer...

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Exploring Muskoka by Paddleboard

July 21, 2020

Article by Sandy Lockhart / Photography by Andy Zeltkalns It wasn’t that long ago that a canoe, preferably red, was a staple for every cottage. Then a few decades ago, it was replaced by a yellow kayak. The kayak’s heavy-duty plastic hull was great for cottage guests and younger family members. But...

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