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In Praise of Holes

Apr 8, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

In nature, hole digging is replete with meaning, helping countless animals survive.

A Magnificent Obsession

Mar 16, 2024 | Don Scallen

Collecting and nurturing remarkable trees has been a 30-year passion for Caledon’s Gary Haslett.

It’s Baby Season at the Wildlife Centre

Mar 16, 2024 | Don Scallen

The spring rush of young, orphaned or injured animals marks the start of another busy year at Procyon Wildlife and Rehabilitation Centre.

A Watch on the Wild Side

Mar 16, 2024 | Anthony Jenkins | Country Living 101

A trail cam – or several – is an ideal way to delight in the diverse wildlife that visits your country property.

Borrowed Credit

Mar 4, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

A recent documentary, “Living on Borrowed Credit”, takes a discerning look at the future of the Credit River and its brook trout populations. 

Five-lined Skinks

Jan 25, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Ontario’s only lizard species happens to be one that utilises a clever survival tactic — dropping its tail when scared.

Ontario Rattlesnakes and Their Mimics

Jan 8, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Rattlesnakes in Ontario are largely harmless, save for the Massasauga rattlesnake, the only venomous one in the province.

Three Species That Ontario Has Lost

Dec 6, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

As habitats shrink, these three animals have become ‘extirpated herptiles’ — reptiles and amphibians that are now regionally extinct in Ontario.

Northern Connections – Tackling Food Security in Arctic Communities

Nov 27, 2023 | Liz Beatty

Two Headwaters residents are working with Indigenous people on innovative programs to enhance food security in the Far North.

Winter Preparedness for Rural Homes

Nov 27, 2023 | Alison McGill | Country Living 101

How to prep your home, car – and psyche – for winter storm season and its inevitable hydro outages.

Caterpillars Darwin Would Love

Oct 12, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

With UV flashlight in hand, strolling in the night-shrouded escarpment woods reveals fantastic caterpillars, some of which glow under a black light.

In Retrospect – Autumn 2023

Sep 8, 2023 | In The Hills | Arts

A look back on how we’ve covered the pleasures and concerns of country life over the last three decades.