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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.

Cicada. Photo by Don Scallen.

Singing Insects

Sep 8, 2020 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

You likely won’t see many of these without a little dedicated searching.

milkweed beetle

Beetle Mania

Aug 4, 2020 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Four beetles among hundreds of thousands, each with a unique story to tell.

Promethea Moths

Jul 6, 2020 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

While most moths release their pheromones after dusk, promethea moth females are an exception.

Where the Moose and the Elk Used to Roam

Mar 24, 2020 | Don Scallen

Wildlife populations in Dufferin and Caledon have come and gone over the past few centuries, most dramatically since European settlement. Some species have vanished from the landscape. Others have arrived. Now things are changing again.

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