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Notes from the Wild

Transforming Turf into a Meadow Ecosystem

Sep 12, 2022 | Don Scallen

From a swath of turf grass came a thriving meadow ecosystem full of wild flowers, pollinators and biodiversity.

Bats Aided by Citizen Scientists

Aug 8, 2022 | Don Scallen

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 | Don Scallen

Could the answer to my pollination puzzle be butterfly wings?

Movers and Shakers: River Chub

Jun 7, 2022 | Don Scallen

The breeders and the egg stealers make a river chub nest a happening place in springtime.

Calvin the Salamander Returns!

May 10, 2022 | Don Scallen

Calvin and his kin depend on two things for their survival: forest and fishless ponds.

Magical Merlins

Apr 17, 2022 | Don Scallen

Merlins have been recorded nesting in Orangeville, Caledon Village and just south of Headwaters in Georgetown.

Signs of Spring

Mar 3, 2022 | Don Scallen

In March nature pushes against the shackles of winter, and then bursts free with birdsong and butterflies.

Bambi Has a Dark Side

Feb 3, 2022 | Don Scallen

Deer are lovely but too many can hurt the environment.

Good Bird? Bad Bird?

Jan 5, 2022 | Don Scallen

Starlings have three strikes against them.

Raven Foodies

Dec 4, 2021 | Don Scallen

Ravens are clever and adaptable, they eat just about anything we do.

Fall Fungi

Nov 4, 2021 | Don Scallen

Fungi are mysterious, stunningly diverse, and impactful.


Oct 12, 2021 | Don Scallen

Only two of Ontario’s eight native turtle species are likely to be found here: midland painted turtles and common snapping turtles.

In The Hills

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.