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Pit by Pit

Sep 20, 2022 | Nicola Ross | Features

As another battle over aggregate mining gears up in Cataract, the question remains: how do we balance our voracious demand for aggregates with the rights of local citizens and nature?

A Walk in The Hills

Sep 13, 2022 | In The Hills | Features

The illustrator behind The Sweetgrass Chronicles series turns his attention to the hills of Mulmur.

Transforming Turf into a Meadow Ecosystem

Sep 12, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

From a swath of turf grass came a thriving meadow ecosystem full of wild flowers, pollinators and biodiversity.

Hoary Bat. Photo by Brock Fenton.

Bats Aided by Citizen Scientists

Aug 8, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Bats hunt with their astonishing echolocating ability, sending out pulses of sound and then “reading” the returning echoes for the shape signatures of potential prey.

Who Pollinates Michigan Lilies?

Jul 14, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Could the answer to my pollination puzzle be butterfly wings?

Starstruck

Jun 24, 2022 | Don Scallen | Summer 2022

From a small observatory in a Belfountain backyard, the heavens are revealed.

Water Works

Jun 24, 2022 | Alison McGill | Back Issues

Rural life means getting your water from a well. But do you know how your system operates and how to keep it healthy?

Movers and Shakers: River Chub

Jun 7, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

The breeders and the egg stealers make a river chub nest a happening place in springtime.

Calvin the piebald salamander in 2022. Photo by Don Scallen.

Calvin the Salamander Returns!

May 10, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Calvin and his kin depend on two things for their survival: forest and fishless ponds.

Merlin female close up. Photo by Don Scallen.

Magical Merlins

Apr 17, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Merlins have been recorded nesting in Orangeville, Caledon Village and just south of Headwaters in Georgetown.

Red eft. Photo by don Scallen.

Adapting to Survive

Mar 29, 2022 | Don Scallen

Animals use camouflage, poison and deception to live another day.

In November 2021 Caledon residents participated in a protest in Bolton calling on the Ford government to cancel Highway 413. Organized by Environmental Defence, protests against 413 and the Bradford Bypass were held the same day in Holland Landing, King City and Mississauga. Photo courtesy Jenni Le Forestier.

Why Highway 413 is a Bad Idea

Mar 29, 2022 | Debbe Crandall

The “zombie” highway will hurt the environment, fail to solve the problems it aims to address – and there are better ideas to explore.

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