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Photographs by Wendy Jenkinson

Wendy Jenkinson has entered these photos in our contest. Wendy notes “I saw four beautiful white-tailed deer coming up on the Escarpment behind Brock University in St.Catharines. We all were surprised to see each other.” “My three friends and I were very surprised and amazed to see this cute fawn sleeping in Heartland Forest near
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Hart’s Tongue at Canada Blooms

At Canada Blooms, the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance garden by Fern Ridge Eco Landscaping contains many Hart’s Tongue Ferns, which are rare wild plants living on parts of the Niagara Escarpment. They are assessed as a species of special concern as they may become endangered. They can’t easily be transplanted but fortunately, can be
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Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch’s High School Scholarship Competition 2017

We just received this good news for high school students: The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch is pleased to announced that thanks to the continued sponsorship of Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery and Restaurant the scholarship programme will continue for 2017. A $500.00 scholarship will be made available to the winner of the competition once the winner provides
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Two Days, Two Walks

Written by Gloria Hildebrandt Yesterday I took a long 45-minute walk around my property with the dogs after lunch. I stayed off Evergreen Hill because the wind was so strong. It roared overhead and the tree branches were clacking, hitting each other with a loud sound. The deep snow had melted down a bit over
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Extraordinary Tree Speaker Series and Exposition

This news just in: If you’ve ever stopped and looked up at a tree; if you’ve ever marvelled at its reach and dynamic character; if you’ve ever wondered how it got there, and what would happen if it were taken away, then you will find value in this unique lecture series. It is, at its
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Frogwatcher Hikes at Mountsberg

Just in from our friends at Conservation Halton: Spring fever is in the air right now as male frogs are getting ready to sing in full chorus to attract mates. This annual nature phenomenon can be witnessed in the forests and wetlands of Mountsberg Conservation Area where you can join in our interesting and informative
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Sauble Beach Plover Found Wintering in Florida!

Great news from Stewardship Grey Bruce! A Piping Plover chick hatched at Sauble Beach in 2015 successfully spent its first non-breeding season in Levy County, Florida (Gulf side, northern part of the peninsula–west of Gainesville for curious snow-birders). This is known from active groups in Florida and the Caribbean, monitoring the birds’ presence on their wintering
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Latornell Conference 2015 Focus on Climate Change

“Weathering Change – Navigating a New Climate” was the theme of the 2015 Latornell Conservation Symposium. The opening plenary session on Nov. 17 featured Blair Feltmate, associate professor in the Faculty of Environment at University of Waterloo. His keynote address was “Unnatural Alliances: Ecological and Financial Interests Align Under Climate Change.” His main point was
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Choose the Best Christmas Tree

By Shelley McKay, Director of Communications & Development, Forests Ontario Forests Ontario would like to encourage Ontarians to purchase real, locally-grown trees. After all, a real tree is the better environmental choice. It seems that many Ontarians agree. Nearly half (48.3%) of respondents in a recent Ontario-wide poll chose real Christmas trees as the environmentally friendly
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Animal Torture Not Acceptable in a World Biosphere Reserve

In Collingwood, one misguided officer of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has brought shame and loathing to an honourable institution. The horrendous torture and deliberate killing of an animal, by means of a police vehicle, is nauseating, vile and cruel. At first thought to be a coyote, it turns out to have been an old,
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