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Fly agaric. Photo by Don Scallen.

Fall Fungi

Nov 4, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Fungi are mysterious, stunningly diverse, and impactful.

Turtles

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

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

Calling All Citizen Scientists!

Sep 24, 2021 | Don Scallen

All you need is a smartphone and a love of nature to make valuable contributions to conservation science.

Kingfisher. Photo by Don Scallen.

To Catch a Fish

Sep 13, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Fish are fast, slippery, and camouflaged, designed by evolution to avoid being eaten.

Great golden digger wasp. Photo by Don Scallen.

Wasps

Aug 16, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

I’ve walked through meadows teeming with wasps, innumerable times, without being stung.

Black swallowtail, another pipevine swallowtail mimic. Photo by Don Scallen.

Batesian Mimicry

Jul 7, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

July is prime butterfly season in Headwaters.

A visitor takes in the epic view at Purple Hill Lavender in Mulmur. Photo courtesy Emma Courtney.

Sunflower and Lavender Dreams

Jun 22, 2021 | Johanna Bernhardt | Farming

Local sunflower and lavender farms are bursting with some of nature’s showiest blooms. Here’s how to enjoy them in person and via handmade products that capture the magic.

Salamander hunter Eloise MacNeil. Photo by Don Scallen.

Wild Nocturne

Jun 22, 2021 | Don Scallen

Grab a flashlight and head out on a hike after sundown and get to know the creatures of the night – including moths, salamanders and frogs.

Belfountain Under Siege

Jun 22, 2021 | Nicola Ross | Community

A dispatch from the battlefield.

Regenerative Agriculture Puts the Soil First

Jun 22, 2021 | Cecily Ross | Farming

How cover crops, crop rotation and using livestock to fertilize fields puts local farmers on the front lines in reducing climate change.

Minnows

Jun 8, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Most of our minnows, like our songbirds, breed in spring and many male minnows, like male songbirds, advertise their reproductive fitness with brilliant colours.

Calvin is a rare piebald version of a spotted salamander. Photo by Don Scallen.

Calvin the Salamander

May 4, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Calvin is a rare piebald version of a spotted salamander.

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