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Home in the Headwaters

Sep 16, 2019 | Don Scallen

The Credit, the Humber, the Grand and the Nottawasaga rivers are home to a lively community of creatures that form a complex, interdependent web of life.

The Flight of the Mayflies

Sep 14, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

The annual emergence of mayflies, wherever it occurs, brings predictable responses.

Amazing Beavers

Aug 6, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

This serendipitous meeting with a near-sighted beaver was my favorite type of wildlife encounter!

Freeliving caddisfly larva from the Credit River in Alton. Photo by Don Scallen.

Benthic Invertebrates

Jul 3, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

The abundance of these aquatic larvae in our streams and rivers is a good thing.

Inspired by young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, Orangeville student Olivia Rowan urged on fellow protesters at a recent local climate strike. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Climate Change and the Young

Jun 20, 2019 | Nicola Ross

“We the young have started to move.” Youth here and around the world raise a battle cry for action on climate change.

How About Those Raptors (the Birds)?

Jun 20, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins

Look up! Where eagles, hawks and vultures soar.

Piebald spotted salamander 2010. Photo by Charlotte Cox.

The Return of the Salamanders

May 9, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

This year I managed to take video of the underwater breeding of spotted salamanders.

Peregrine falcon from Brampton balcony. Photo by Peter and Rose Bailey.

Urban Animals

Apr 5, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Raccoons, squirrels and robins adapted to urban life long ago.

Postcard from Bee City

Mar 19, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins

What happens in Bee City stays in Bee City.

A six-spotted tiger beetle. Photo by Robert Noble.

Incredible Insects

Mar 19, 2019 | Don Scallen

The benefits of the bugs in our backyards.

racoon in tree cavities

Tree Cavities

Mar 8, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Squirrels, racoons, owls, chickadees, and many other creatures find safety and shelter within trees.

Barred owl streamside in a hemlock. Photo by Don Scallen.

Barred Owls

Feb 5, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Barred owls, like all owls, exercise a mysterious hold on our psyches. Birders and non-birders alike are drawn to their expressive faces and large liquid eyes.

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