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Eastern cottontail rabbit.

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits

Mar 30, 2018 | Don Scallen | Blogs

Cottontails conceal themselves in dense thickets of shrubs and brambles.

The annual Fire & Ice Festival culminates with a giant bonfire at Alton Mill Arts Centre. Courtesy Alton Mill.

Reimagining Tourism

Mar 26, 2018 | Liz Beatty | Environment

Can sharing our way of life help sustain it?

Maple Syrup Traditions in Headwaters

Mar 26, 2018 | Tony Reynolds | Farming

Sugaring off is a time-honoured ritual in the hills.

Rose-breasted grosbeak, May 16. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Spring Hikes on The Bruce Trail

Mar 26, 2018 | Don Scallen | Environment

Along the Bruce Trail, spring is the time to slow to a saunter 
and see, hear and scent nature’s renewal.

American naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir sauntered through Headwaters in 1864. He came to Ontario to avoid conscription into the Civil War.

John Muir

Mar 26, 2018 | Don Scallen | Environment

A saunter through the hills in 1864.

Sherri Cox prepares to perform surgery on a bear cub suffering from severe frostbite. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Wildlife Rescue: Cry of the Wild

Mar 26, 2018 | Gail Grant | Environment

Sherri Cox, a corporate executive turned wildlife vet, takes her surgical skills on the road to aid animals in distress.

Nature therapy guide Kaitlyn Powers (centre) instructs writing pals Gail Grant (left) and Nicola Ross how to be still, breathe deeply and absorb nature with all their senses – followed by tea. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Forest Bathing

Mar 26, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Slowing down, tuning in. With forest bathing, the slow movement takes to the woods.

Mink

Mink: Master Predators

Mar 5, 2018 | Don Scallen | Environment

Winter is the best time to find evidence of mink. With snow cover, mink tracks can readily be found along streams or the verges of ponds and lakes.

Snowy owl on hydro line. Photo by Ian Jarvie.

How to Find Owls

Feb 2, 2018 | Don Scallen | Environment

Myths, legends and modern literature feature owls, a notable example being Hedwig the snowy owl, loyal companion of Harry Potter.

Skunks

Skunks and Porcupines, Masters of Defence

Jan 12, 2018 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Skunks, in contrast to porcupines, are positively cuddly with soft, luxuriant fur, just begging to be stroked.

A Headwaters’ Giant

Dec 5, 2017 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Do you know of a bigger tree in the Headwaters Region?

northern flicker male

Flickers

Oct 29, 2017 | Don Scallen | Blogs

Northern flickers are boldly and beautifully marked woodpeckers that are common throughout the Headwaters.

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