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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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Climbers Grab On To Winter

November 15, 2019

Article by Matt Driscoll / Photography by Tomasz Szumski Unknown to most but not far off the beaten trail, towers of frozen ice beckon adventurous souls. For decades, climbers have sought the beauty, solitude and the challenge of Muskoka’s ice walls. “It’s an incredible way to get outside and appreciate winter,” says...

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Muskoka from the Air - Winter beauty from a different viewpoint

November 13, 2019

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Tomasz Szumski Muskoka is beautiful in every season. Rugged rocks, plentiful trees and the vast number of rivers and lakes create a stunning showcase of nature. Visitors flock to see the natural wonders of the area as readily as locals appreciate their home, year-round. A...

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Spectacular View Awaits Those Who Relive The Climb of The Dorset Towermen

October 05, 2019

Article by Dawn Huddlestone When Muskoka’s landscape dons its vibrant fall coat, cloaked in dazzling reds, oranges and yellows, it’s a spectacular sight from just about any vantage point. But there are few locations that can rival the view from the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower. For more than 50 years, visitors have enjoyed a 360-degree...

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Living with Beavers - A Tale of a Tail

September 11, 2019

Article by John Challis / Photography by Eleanor Kee Wellman Here’s the paradox about the North American Beaver: It’s a Canadian icon and a symbol of industrious energy. A humble, communal, family-oriented creature, it’s a survivor of everything our weather can deal out. You unflinchingly admire them – and then they...

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