Tag Archives: nature

The Carden Challenge: Working Together for Nature

It’s around 5:30 pm on Friday and the teams are starting to gather at the cabin. Tents are being pitched, cars parked and tally sheets distributed. It’s nearly time for the Carden Challenge to start.

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Get ready for the Passport to Nature: With Maple Tree I.D.

When is a beloved maple tree not a beloved maple tree? When it’s not a native species. Of eight species of maple growing in Ontario, one has caught the ire of conservationists,and over the last decade or so quite lot of effort has been made to get rid it. The dark one in question is the Norway maple.

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Carden Challenge: May 26-27, 2017

Mark your calendar! Get your birding ear back in tune – Grab your binos and butterfly nets…the Carden Challenge is upon us!

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The Wild Women of Conservation: My Heroines

I am going to share some of my female heroes in conservation, who have made a huge difference to the world around us.

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The Fantastic World of Bird Nicknames

Reading an article on woodpeckers, the author referred to a Pileated woodpecker as a “Logcock”. That was a term I had never heard and it got me thinking. How many birds do I know that have nicknames?

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In the News: Wildlife On the Move

A decade ago, we would visit Niagara-on-the-Lake for a glimpse of these species, and marvel that their ranges just barely reached into the southernmost bits of Ontario.

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Non-hibernating Mode; Nature in Winter

Anyone who knows me knows I am not a huge fan of winter. In fact, that would be putting it mildly.
Given that humans have not evolved to hibernate through winter, I must figure out a way to make it through to springtime

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Love Is In The Air – Barred Owls

Barred owls do not migrate, they are year round residents, so there is plenty of opportunity to see and hear them. Learn about these feathered friends.

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Comparison: Birders versus Bird Watchers

I must clarify something. I am not a Birder – I am just a Bird Watcher! What’s the difference?

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Join Us For Thirty Days of Gratitude

Studies show that gratitude can change our lives. For the next 30 days, we’re going to express our gratitude for this amazing organization.

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