A Field Guide to Urban Wildlife

Posted by Marlinee on Jul 21, 2010 in Houses

Cockroaches: Nature’s Perfect Pest The first time I ever saw a cockroach was when I was living at the graduate students residence at U of T. I opened my typewriter case one day and a strange bug crawled out. My roommate helpfully identified it. Turns out the building was pretty much infested and although they [...]

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My House is a Very Very Very Fine House

Posted by Marlinee on Jul 8, 2010 in Houses

As the third owner of a house that turns 100 this year, I feel like I am the curator of a domestic museum. My house was born before the First World War. It was built on the optimism of the new century, its neighbourhood made possible by one of the feats of engineering immortalized in [...]

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