Don Scallen enjoys sharing his love of nature through his writing and presentations. Check out his blog "Notes from the Wild".
Twenty times more admirals than normal are moving into the province.
The next day spring peepers, chorus frogs and wood frogs heralded the early spring from sylvan pools.
Ten species of frogs and toads share our landscape, a rich assemblage of hopping amphibians for such a northerly clime.
There are probably more deer now than there were before European settlement.
Most of our butternuts are dead or dying, stricken by a fungal disease called butternut canker.
Help the turtles by signing a petition being circulated by Friends of Ontario Snapping Turtles.
Cardinals appear at feeders most frequently at dusk and dawn. Perhaps during the twilight hours they are less visible to predators.
A lovely shrub that waxwings find irresistible in late fall and early winter is a native holly called “winterberry”.
Birds are drawn to feeders like Saturday morning coffee drinkers to Tim Hortons. The presence of birds in the winter landscape is life-affirming.
Our rural roads and historic schoolhouses may have ended up as dull as suburbia in the fall.
What has our impact been on native North American wildlife? I think we know the answer to that.
We revel in their beauty, relax in their shade and are calmed by the soothing sound of their leaves soughing in the wind.
Both male and female wrens generate a potpourri of chatter – a profusion of messaging rivaling the texting of human teenagers.
Many new point-and-shoot cameras have a macro focus function, allowing you to take close-up photos of miniature creatures.
Most butterfly caterpillars will mature and form chrysalides within two or three weeks.
We need to learn how to coexist with these fellow opportunists.
If you have seen a luna moth recently in Headwaters please let us know.
Fishers are said to attack porcupines in a particularly grisly manner.