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Linda McLaren

Matching Birds to Food

Nov 20, 2010

The WINTER 2010 edition of the Headwaters Sketchbook: Matching Birds to Food.

Treasure Boxes

Sep 13, 2010

Headwaters Sketchbook — A rainy day in October, a good day to open treasure boxes and dream of summers past or plan a winter holiday on tropical beaches.


Jun 15, 2010

Headwaters Sketchbook — Cicadas buzz-saw through the silence of a sweltering August mid-afternoon.

Mono Cliffs Park

Mar 21, 2010

On the way to our one-room primary school, we often picked the first spring flowers to present to our teacher.


Nov 15, 2009

Location: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Date: January 9 Time: 10am Weather: Calm and snowy, -2 C It begins: Huge snowflakes spiral down through still air, forming another clean page on…

Woolly Bear Caterpillars

Sep 15, 2009

Brown and furry, caterpillar in a hurry!

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Jun 18, 2009

Waterlilies and dragonflies on a summer morning at Terra Cotta Conservation Area.

Boyne Valley Park

Mar 21, 2009

And with spring come the ducks!

Wild Minks

Nov 18, 2008

A mink can swim 30 meters underwater, dive to five meters, curl up with a clear conscience to sleep in a muskrat den after having murdered all the occupants.


Sep 15, 2008

Tiny cones hang down at branch tips, over winter they will open and release seed.


Jun 20, 2008

Grasses have flowers just like roses or daisies.

Eastern Meadowlark

Mar 23, 2008

Eastern Meadowlarks decline 24% in 20 years.


Nov 15, 2007

In the spring breeding season hares indulge in boxing matches.

Red-winged blackbirds

Mar 22, 2007

Red-winged blackbirds can read cattails as easily as a teen can spot the Golden arches!