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What causes a moose to have patchy fur?

What causes a moose to have patchy fur?

Find out why a moose may have an unusually patchy, scraggly coat
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What do we need to consider before fixing our shoreline?

What do we need to consider before fixing our shoreline?

What you should know before working on your shoreline when it comes to regulations, bylaws, and environmental concerns
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Why are there earthworms in our eavestroughs?

Why are there earthworms in our eavestroughs?

Find out how worms might end up in this unlikely place
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Why do we get algae some years and not others?

Why do we get algae some years and not others?

Find out what causes those swarms of algae certain summers
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Do I need to vent my crawl space?

Do I need to vent my crawl space?

Find out whether or not this space needs to be vented outside if it is insulated and heated
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Will an osprey rebuild its nest in the same spot?

Will an osprey rebuild its nest in the same spot?

Learn what an osprey and its mate is most likely to do after its nest falls in the water
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How do you get rid of wasps?

How do you get rid of wasps?

Learn how to keep wasps away, without getting rid of them completely
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Will water snakes come near humans when swimming?

Will water snakes come near humans when swimming?

Should you be afraid of water snakes coming close when you're out on the lake? We provide the answer
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What prevents a sauna from getting mouldy?

What prevents a sauna from getting mouldy?

Learn maintenance tips to help ensure your sauna doesn't start to mould
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Is this type of leach common in Ontario?

Is this type of leach common in Ontario?

The Cottage Life experts try to identify a large leech found in an Ontario lake
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