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Environment

Water Works

Jun 24, 2022 | Alison McGill | Back Issues

Rural life means getting your water from a well. But do you know how your system operates and how to keep it healthy?

Movers and Shakers: River Chub

Jun 7, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

The breeders and the egg stealers make a river chub nest a happening place in springtime.

Calvin the Salamander Returns!

May 10, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Calvin and his kin depend on two things for their survival: forest and fishless ponds.

Magical Merlins

Apr 17, 2022 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Merlins have been recorded nesting in Orangeville, Caledon Village and just south of Headwaters in Georgetown.

Adapting to Survive

Mar 29, 2022 | Don Scallen

Animals use camouflage, poison and deception to live another day.

Why Highway 413 is a Bad Idea

Mar 29, 2022 | Debbe Crandall

The “zombie” highway will hurt the environment, fail to solve the problems it aims to address – and there are better ideas to explore.

Signs of Spring

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

In March nature pushes against the shackles of winter, and then bursts free with birdsong and butterflies.

Bambi Has a Dark Side

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

Deer are lovely but too many can hurt the environment.

Good Bird? Bad Bird?

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

Starlings have three strikes against them.

Raven Foodies

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

Ravens are clever and adaptable, they eat just about anything we do.

Fall Fungi

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

Fungi are mysterious, stunningly diverse, and impactful.

Turtles

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

Only two of Ontario’s eight native turtle species are likely to be found here: midland painted turtles and common snapping turtles.