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Mono Cliffs Park

Mar 21, 2010 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook | Spring 2010

On the way to our one-room primary school, we often picked the first spring flowers to present to our teacher.

Lazy, seedy, devious and stay-at-home

Nov 15, 2009 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Winter 2009

Border Thaw “Climate change has led to the introduction of one of the world’s first ‘mobile borders,’ between Switzerland and Italy. The border was originally defined according to where the watershed line was on a series of glaciers, some just below the world-famous Matterhorn. But rapidly melting border glaciers have changed the location of the…

Woodpeckers

Nov 15, 2009 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook | Winter 2009

Location: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park Date: January 9 Time: 10am Weather: Calm and snowy, -2 C It begins: Huge snowflakes spiral down through still air, forming another clean page on which to write, in paw print or feather mark, the record of wildlife activity. Click on the image below to view Linda McLaren’s HEADWATERS SKETCHBOOK…

High Stakes in the High County

Sep 16, 2009 | Tim Shuff

The Highland Companies, a U.S.-based investment syndicate, has assembled 9,500 acres, most of it in Melancthon, but many people in the community, led by NDACT, worry about the future of their farmland and water resources.

Open Air Open Minds

Sep 16, 2009 | Liz Beatty | Back Issues

Learning comes naturally for students of Belfountain Public School’s eco-focused curriculum.

Confection, Congestion and Electrification

Sep 15, 2009 | Douglas G. Pearce | Autumn 2009 | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments

How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science.

Woolly Bear Caterpillars

Sep 15, 2009 | Linda McLaren | Autumn 2009 | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook

Brown and furry, caterpillar in a hurry!

Cougar Sightings

Sep 9, 2009 | Online Editor

There have been cougar sightings in the area. Have you seen any? Tell us your stories.

Big Weather

Jun 18, 2009 | Michele Green

Hold on to your hats! The weather, she-is-a-changing. Global warming is exacerbating Canada’s gloriously variable weather, adding a growing current of concern to our favourite topic of conversation. It’s been more than two decades since the “big tornado” hit these hills in 1985, but in recent years the incidence of smaller tornadoes, high winds and violent storms has escalated.

Red-tailed Hawk. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Soaring Skyward

Jun 18, 2009 | Don Scallen

Once gleefully slaughtered as “bloodthirsty villains,” hawks have reclaimed their status as lords of the sky.

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Mitigation, Termination and Osculation

Jun 18, 2009 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Summer 2009

Dandelions, porcupettes and wake-up calls. Miscellany from Douglas G. Pearce’s Countryside Digest.

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Jun 18, 2009 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook | Summer 2009

Waterlilies and dragonflies on a summer morning at Terra Cotta Conservation Area.

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