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Tarantula hawks, beneficial beavers and the mollusk option

Nov 15, 2007 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Winter 2007

Human Burnout “The trends in Vital Signs 2007-2008 make it overwhelmingly clear that while Earth itself is almost certainly not dying, many of the planet’s ecological systems are. And the names of the people killing them include political leaders, corporate executives, and millions of ordinary people who are part of an unsustainable consumer economy. It…

The surpassingly beautiful snowy owl comes south when food supplies are low in its arctic home. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Owls

Nov 11, 2007 | Don Scallen

With piercing eyes and haunting cry, so flies the lord of the midnight sky.

The Menu is the Message

Jun 21, 2007 | Tim Shuff | Back Issues

Feast of Fields connects the links in the local food chain in an annual festival of fun and flavour.

A dewy spiderweb. Photo by Pixabay.

Web Masters

Jun 21, 2007 | Don Scallen | Back Issues | Summer 2007

“What would you rather have, spiders sitting in webs where you can see them, or bugs wandering around undetected?” asks Tom Mason.

Bullfrog Power

Mar 22, 2007 | Tim Shuff | Back Issues

Purchasing Power! Bullfrog Power’s green electricity is hot in Headwaters, but is it worth the premium price?

Return of the Salmon: Restocking the Credit River

Mar 22, 2007 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

They’ve been away for one hundred years, but with the help of their friends, salmon are coming home to the Credit River.

Brook Trout

A Strange Fish Story

Mar 22, 2007 | Don Scallen

More than sixty species of fish make their home in the Credit Valley watershed, but many of them are strangers to all but the most avid observers. Let us introduce you.

Hungry maggots, voracious cats & greedy planets

Mar 22, 2007 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Spring 2007

Biodiesel requires little or no modification to vehicle engines or fuelling infrastructure, and its greater lubricity may reduce maintenance costs.

Red-winged blackbirds

Mar 22, 2007 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook | Spring 2007

Red-winged blackbirds can read cattails as easily as a teen can spot the Golden arches!

A Farm Memoir

Jun 21, 2005 | Isabelle Lightle

There were many good farms around the perimeter of Orangeville that have become subdivisions.

The Farm Crisis: Local Solutions

Jun 21, 2005 | Nicola Ross

Although food prices have risen in recent years, farmers haven’t received their fair share of the increase.

The Farm Crisis: Global Problem

Jun 21, 2005 | Darrin Qualman

In just five years, between the 1996 and 2001 censuses, 12 per cent of Ontario farmers left farming.

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