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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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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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Extra Events from Spring

So much is happening along the Niagara Escarpment! Here are a few photos that couldn’t fit into our Summer 2016 issue. All photos by Mike Davis. Mark Cullen signed copies of his new book, The New Canadian Garden, at Canada Blooms in Toronto on March 15. Is that a copy of Niagara Escarpment Views on
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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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The Crombie Report: Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015-2041

News releases have been thick and fast this afternoon, about the release of the report “Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015-2041” and an Environics poll about the Greenbelt and development. Read three of them here. Statement from the Greenbelt Foundation on the Release of the Crombie Report Today, Burkhard
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September Happenings

Niagara Escarpment communities are always jumping with lots of things to take part in! Here are some events from September that just couldn’t fit into our Winter issue. A cool wind and occasional rain showers didn’t wash out people’s enthusiasm to hear Ann-Marie MacDonald read at the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival on Sept. 13. Photo
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Hamilton Conservation Secures Escarpment Wetland

News just released from Hamilton Conservation: Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) has completed the purchase of 178 acres in the East Escarpment Wetland Restoration project area. The acquisition was announced at the October 1 Board of Directors meeting. The two properties purchased are adjacent and also link to the Dofasco 2000 Trail and the Devil’s Punchbowl
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Awesome Autumn on the Escarpment

Our good friends at Conservation Halton have a wonderful festival for you to enjoy. Get out there and marvel at the gorgeous views and hues of this season! Conservation Halton invites you to enjoy the spectacular landscapes and colours of fall during the annual Fall into Nature Festival. The events take place over two weekends
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Safety on the Niagara Escarpment

By Chris Firth-Eagland, CAO, Hamilton Conservation Authority We’re sharing this important reminder that the beautiful Niagara Escarpment has hazards that need to be respected. Enjoy this natural wonder, but with caution and common sense. In light of recent incidents at both Tews and Webster’s Falls, the Hamilton Conservation Authority would like to remind trail and
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Queenston: Worth the Visit – by Jane Calver with her photos

Queenston resident Jane Calver shares her views of her village’s past, present and future. Niagara-on-the-Lake is being invaded again. This time it is not by the British but by developers from the north of us, who have the mentality for building large homes on miniscule lots, all very similar in style or design. Judicious development
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