Notes from the Wild
Our Ever Heavier Urban FootprintFeb 27, 2023 |
As development continues unabated, our growing population and urban footprint will inevitably diminish biodiversity.
Not All Invaders Are BadFeb 7, 2023 |
During a trip south, naturalist Don Scallen gets a closer look at introduced lizards in Florida and asks questions about our own invasive species in Ontario.
Home Sweet HomeJan 6, 2023 |
Most of us have the good fortune to raise our families in safe, comfortable houses. Birds want nothing less.
Return to the Trout StreamDec 1, 2022 |
Rivers in the Headwaters region still flow clean, clear and cool through areas not yet urbanized. This natural heritage is a gift to area residents and well worth protecting.
Crooning Tree CricketsNov 3, 2022 |
Male tree crickets – rock stars of the insect realm – sing to attract females, and display other courtship behaviour not so different from ours.
Fascinating FungiOct 5, 2022 |
Fall is the perfect time to get down low and take a closer peek at the stunningly diverse and complex organisms that are fungi
Transforming Turf into a Meadow EcosystemSep 12, 2022 |
From a swath of turf grass came a thriving meadow ecosystem full of wild flowers, pollinators and biodiversity.
Bats Aided by Citizen ScientistsAug 8, 2022 |
Bats hunt with their astonishing echolocating ability, sending out pulses of sound and then “reading” the returning echoes for the shape signatures of potential prey.
Who Pollinates Michigan Lilies?Jul 14, 2022 |
Could the answer to my pollination puzzle be butterfly wings?
Movers and Shakers: River ChubJun 7, 2022 |
The breeders and the egg stealers make a river chub nest a happening place in springtime.
Calvin the Salamander Returns!May 10, 2022 |
Calvin and his kin depend on two things for their survival: forest and fishless ponds.
Magical MerlinsApr 17, 2022 |
Merlins have been recorded nesting in Orangeville, Caledon Village and just south of Headwaters in Georgetown.