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Notes from the Wild

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.


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.

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.

Caterpillars & Butterflies

Jul 25, 2011 | Don Scallen

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


Jul 6, 2011 | Don Scallen | Blogs

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

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.


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.


Nov 28, 2010 | Don Scallen | Blogs

I grew up in the shade of elm trees that arched magnificently across the suburban street where I lived as a young boy. Then, one by one they began to die.