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Sunflower and Lavender Dreams

Jun 22, 2021 | Johanna Bernhardt | Farming

Local sunflower and lavender farms are bursting with some of nature’s showiest blooms. Here’s how to enjoy them in person and via handmade products that capture the magic.

Wild Nocturne

Jun 22, 2021 | Don Scallen

Grab a flashlight and head out on a hike after sundown and get to know the creatures of the night – including moths, salamanders and frogs.

Belfountain Under Siege

Jun 22, 2021 | Nicola Ross | Community

A dispatch from the battlefield.

Regenerative Agriculture Puts the Soil First

Jun 22, 2021 | Cecily Ross | Farming

How cover crops, crop rotation and using livestock to fertilize fields puts local farmers on the front lines in reducing climate change.


Jun 8, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Most of our minnows, like our songbirds, breed in spring and many male minnows, like male songbirds, advertise their reproductive fitness with brilliant colours.

Calvin the Salamander

May 4, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Calvin is a rare piebald version of a spotted salamander.

Life Renewed

Apr 12, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

There is much to quicken the pulse at this time of year. So much to see, hear and appreciate.

Conservation Authorities v. Doug Ford

Mar 31, 2021 | Nicola Ross

The provincial government is stripping Ontario’s conservation authorities of the very meaning of their name ­– and key protections for the environment.

New Kits on the Block

Mar 31, 2021 | Don Scallen

Red foxes are making themselves at home in Inglewood, Grand Valley and Palgrave, hunting in our yards and denning under our sheds and garages.

Winter Ducks

Mar 1, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

For sheer visual pleasure it’s hard to beat the splendour of ducks on a sunny winter’s day.


Feb 9, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

I was invited to search for mudpuppies in a Wellington County stream last December.

Winter Bird Watching

Jan 12, 2021 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

This is a special winter for bird watching in the hills.

In The Hills

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.