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Freeliving caddisfly larva from the Credit River in Alton. Photo by Don Scallen.

Benthic Invertebrates

Jul 3, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

The abundance of these aquatic larvae in our streams and rivers is a good thing.

Inspired by young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, Orangeville student Olivia Rowan urged on fellow protesters at a recent local climate strike. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Climate Change and the Young

Jun 20, 2019 | Nicola Ross

“We the young have started to move.” Youth here and around the world raise a battle cry for action on climate change.

How About Those Raptors (the Birds)?

Jun 20, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins

Look up! Where eagles, hawks and vultures soar.

Piebald spotted salamander 2010. Photo by Charlotte Cox.

The Return of the Salamanders

May 9, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

This year I managed to take video of the underwater breeding of spotted salamanders.

Peregrine falcon from Brampton balcony. Photo by Peter and Rose Bailey.

Urban Animals

Apr 5, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Raccoons, squirrels and robins adapted to urban life long ago.

Postcard from Bee City

Mar 19, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins

What happens in Bee City stays in Bee City.

A six-spotted tiger beetle. Photo by Robert Noble.

Incredible Insects

Mar 19, 2019 | Don Scallen

The benefits of the bugs in our backyards.

racoon in tree cavities

Tree Cavities

Mar 8, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Squirrels, racoons, owls, chickadees, and many other creatures find safety and shelter within trees.

Barred owl streamside in a hemlock. Photo by Don Scallen.

Barred Owls

Feb 5, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Barred owls, like all owls, exercise a mysterious hold on our psyches. Birders and non-birders alike are drawn to their expressive faces and large liquid eyes.

Evening grosbeaks feeding on sunflower seeds northeast of Shelburne

Boreal Birds

Jan 4, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Over 300 species, totalling billions of birds rely on Canada’s boreal forest as breeding grounds, some boreal birds are migrating through Headwaters during the winter months.

Common milkweed seeds.

Seeds on the Move

Dec 5, 2018 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

A great many seeds tap into the mobility of birds and animals to spread themselves around.

Northern Booster: Jordyn Stafford, 23, Caledon East. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Northern Booster: Jordyn Stafford

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings | 25 Under 25

Caledon East’s Jordyn Stafford lives and works as a youth counsellor in the remote community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec.

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