Skip to content


In Retrospect – Summer 2023

Jun 16, 2023 | In The Hills

On our 30th anniversary, we dig into our archives to reflect on the recurring themes of aggregates and agriculture.

From Pool to Pond

Jun 16, 2023 | Emily Dickson

How a Mono nature lover transformed her swimming pool into a pond teeming with wildlife.

Seeing The Forest And The Trees

Jun 16, 2023 | Tony Reynolds | A Day in the Life

Field botanist Lisa Riederer painstakingly inventories trees, shrubs and groundcover plants for Credit Valley Conservation.

Wonderful Warblers

Jun 15, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Naturalist Don Scallen explores the many species of Warblers found in Ontario; though if you want to see them, you’ll have to leave suburbia.

Streamside Salamanders

May 3, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Long-tailed and tiny-legged, these slow moving salamanders face formidable challenges as our urban footprint grows.

Screech Owls

Apr 4, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Listen closely for their distinctive vocalizing and you just might manage to catch a peek of these pint-sized predators.

In Retrospect – Spring 2023

Mar 20, 2023 | In The Hills | Community

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

Home, Sweet Home

Mar 20, 2023 | Don Scallen

The amazing architectural feats (and sometimes cheeky parenting techniques) of nesting birds

Healing Powers

Mar 20, 2023 | Tony Reynolds

“How could I not help those animals that don’t have a voice?”

Tree Talk

Mar 20, 2023 | Emily Dickson | Country Living 101

No matter what your goal – adding shade and beauty to your property, attracting wildlife or fighting climate change – planting more trees is a good idea.

Our Ever Heavier Urban Footprint

Feb 27, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

As development continues unabated, our growing population and urban footprint will inevitably diminish biodiversity.

Not All Invaders Are Bad

Feb 7, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

During a trip south, naturalist Don Scallen gets a closer look at introduced lizards in Florida and asks questions about our own invasive species in Ontario.