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Home Sweet Home

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

Most of us have the good fortune to raise our families in safe, comfortable houses. Birds want nothing less. 

Return to the Trout Stream

Dec 1, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Rivers in the Headwaters region still flow clean, clear and cool through areas not yet urbanized. This natural heritage is a gift to area residents and well worth protecting.

In the Bleak Midwinter

Nov 20, 2022 | Don Scallen

Don Scallen explores how birds, mammals and reptiles have adapted to survive our long, trying winter.

Feed the Birds

Nov 20, 2022 | Alison McGill | Country Living 101

Looking to bring colour and joy to those grey winter days? Setting up a feeder for our fine feathered friends is a mutually beneficial move.

Crooning Tree Crickets

Nov 3, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Male tree crickets – rock stars of the insect realm – sing to attract females, and display other courtship behaviour not so different from ours.

Fascinating Fungi

Oct 5, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Fall is the perfect time to get down low and take a closer peek at the stunningly diverse and complex organisms that are fungi

Pit by Pit

Sep 20, 2022 | Nicola Ross

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 20, 2022 | In The Hills | Leisure

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

Where The Wild Things Are

Sep 20, 2022 | Janice Quirt | Community

What the leaders, students and parents of local outdoor school programs want us to know about the power of outdoor learning.

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?

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