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Trilliums; symbolic woodland beauties

Anyone who has visited a forested area in the spring in our area is familiar with Ontario’s floral emblem, the ...
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American robin; a welcome spring visitor

It is pretty common, and in no way as ostentatious as so many other male birds can be. Read More ...
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Helen M. Butler Reserve; rugged beauty

A steep granite ridge runs along the edge of the Helen M. Butler Reserve, just west of Sparrow Lake. Read ...
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Song sparrows welcome back spring

Most of us consider the Red-winged blackbird as one of the first harbingers of spring to make its presence felt ...
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And here’s to the next 20 years…

More than 150 people joined us at the HawkRidge Golf Club on January 26th to renew memberships, see old friends, ...
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Friendly northern visitors; Gray jays

One of the most intriguing birds from my perspective has to be the Gray jay, a.k.a Canada jay, Whiskeyjack or ...
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Natural Habitat Protected in Washago area

The waterways associated with the village of Washago have seen development pressure over the past several decades. Read More ...
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The Kris Starr Sanctuary; richly diverse

One of the remarkable aspects of creating nature reserves is how often the people involved are motivated by a desire ...
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A flash of scarlet; the northern cardinal

When asked what he owed his great success to, Lord Nelson replied, “…being fifteen minutes early!” I have always believed ...
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East Coulson Swamp Nature Reserve

Every piece of land has a story. Sometimes it’s a tale of fortunes made and lost or historic efforts great ...
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