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Notes from the Wild

sugar maple left, Royal Red Norway maple right

Norway Maples

Nov 17, 2011 | Don Scallen | Blogs | Environment

Our rural roads and historic schoolhouses may have ended up as dull as suburbia in the fall.

Mantis On Goldenrod

Exotic Species aka Mantis and Honeybee

Oct 22, 2011 | Don Scallen

What has our impact been on native North American wildlife? I think we know the answer to that.

Both male and female wrens generate a potpourri of chatter - a profusion of messaging rivaling the texting of human teenagers. Photo by Don Scallen

Wrens

Aug 30, 2011 | Don Scallen | Environment

Both male and female wrens generate a potpourri of chatter – a profusion of messaging rivaling the texting of human teenagers.

Jumping spider. Fear not – this nightmarish creature is about the size of a pea. Photo by Don Scallen

Micro – cosmos in your yard

Aug 23, 2011 | Don Scallen | Blogs | Environment

Many new point-and-shoot cameras have a macro focus function, allowing you to take close-up photos of miniature creatures.

Tiger swallowtail nectaring on petunia

Caterpillars & Butterflies

Jul 25, 2011 | Don Scallen

Most butterfly caterpillars will mature and form chrysalides within two or three weeks.

Raccoon peering around a tree trunk

Raccoons

Jul 6, 2011 | Don Scallen | Blogs

We need to learn how to coexist with these fellow opportunists.

luna moth close up

Luna Moths

Jun 8, 2011 | Don Scallen

If you have seen a luna moth recently in Headwaters please let us know.

Fishers have been Lured South

May 3, 2011 | Don Scallen | Environment

Fishers are said to attack porcupines in a particularly grisly manner.

The Jefferson Salamander

Apr 5, 2011 | Don Scallen

The Jefferson salamander is a cause célèbre locally because of its very restricted range in Canada.

Merlins

Mar 14, 2011 | Don Scallen

Merlins in Caledon would have been almost unthinkable 25 years ago. At that time, except on migration, Merlins seldom strayed south of the lakes and forests of the Canadian Shield.

Great Horned Owls

Feb 14, 2011 | Don Scallen | Environment

Great horned owls along with other members of the owl tribe are gifted with adaptive traits beyond their acute senses.

Winter Bird Counting

Jan 17, 2011 | Don Scallen | Environment

The Christmas Bird Count is an annual tradition that entices naturalists to down steaming cups of pre-dawn coffee and then head out birding at first light.

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