Sharing Our Passion - My Corner of the Watershed

Barry’s Bay - I love the pines, maples, rocks, water and loons around Barry’s Bay. It’s paradise!  Phebenell Henry

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Enjoying wildlife: Pansy Patch Park, Pembroke

I live in Pembroke and just two blocks from my home is the Muskrat River. A path runs between the river and a defunct railroad track through overgrown woods. It leads to Pansy Patch Park. The park is unique in that the river is diverted around the park, creating an island. Wildlife of various types - squirrels (my dog’s great love), rabbits, muskrats, ducks of various types, heron, pickerel, snapping turtles, martens, and ground hogs are among the creatures that delight me there. The cathedral of trees and the sound of the burbling river enrich my days. Even winter when all freezes over brings peace in its stillness. This is for me, a place of release and renewal.

Margit Dehnicke-Templeton

Our home: Black Creek, Lake Dore

Black Creek flows into Lake Dore, draining the Lake Dore hills. It’s protected wetland with a sandy, weedy bottom, about 15 metres at its widest part. Home of beaver, muskrat, ducks, heron and, luck for us, the Conroy family!

Margaret Conroy

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