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Environment

Fluffy cygnets. Photo courtesy CVC.

Conservation Authorities v. Doug Ford

Mar 31, 2021 | Nicola Ross

The provincial government is stripping Ontario’s conservation authorities of the very meaning of their name ­– and key protections for the environment.

Kits at play. Photo by Critter Clicks Photography.

New Kits on the Block

Mar 31, 2021 | Don Scallen

Red foxes are making themselves at home in Inglewood, Grand Valley and Palgrave, hunting in our yards and denning under our sheds and garages.

Red-breasted merganser are fish eaters, equipped with serrated bills to grip their slippery prey. Photo by Don Scallen.

Winter Ducks

Mar 1, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

For sheer visual pleasure it’s hard to beat the splendour of ducks on a sunny winter’s day.

Mudpuppies

Feb 9, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

I was invited to search for mudpuppies in a Wellington County stream last December.

Redpoll feeding on aster seeds. Photo by Yves Scholten.

Winter Bird Watching

Jan 12, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

This is a special winter for bird watching in the hills.

Brook Trout

Dec 1, 2020 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

There is no guarantee that brook trout will continue to thrive in Caledon, Erin and Dufferin in the years to come.

Highway 413: The Opposition Reloads

Nov 24, 2020 | Paul Webster

The Ford government has resurrected the controversial highway that will cut through south Caledon. Is it a done deal?

Black-horned tree cricket. Photo by Don Scallen.

Tree Crickets

Nov 3, 2020 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Singing tree crickets are beautiful. They raise diaphanous wings like miniature sails and vibrate them as they trill their songs.

Hopping and Walkin’ in the Rain

Oct 15, 2020 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

This is the time of year to get out after dark and explore… especially as the rain falls.

A Forest is More Than Its Trees

Sep 18, 2020 | Don Scallen

From deep in the earth to high in the sky, forests shelter teeming life.

The brilliantly plumed scarlet tanager is the only one of hundreds of tanager species that breeds in Headwaters before heading to the tropics for the winter. Photo by Robert McCaw.

These Flora and Fauna Rely On Forests

Sep 18, 2020 | Don Scallen

Here are six plants and animals, representative of myriad others, that depend completely on forests.

A Poetic Take on a Pest

Sep 18, 2020 | Marilyn Boyle

Caledon poet Marilyn Boyle takes the gypsy moth caterpillar as her latest subject after her oak tree was decimated in the summer of 2020.

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