A rare experience

Lea Grie points out a common tern flying over the Grand River, CREDIT: David Coulson
Lea Grie points out a common tern flying over the Grand River, CREDIT: David Coulson

“Look!” Someone says, pointing to the sky.

Standing in an open field, camera in hand, I peer up wondering what has been spotted. Suddenly, a large brown bird swoops down, disappears into the trees, and reappears with a fish in its talons. Continue reading “A rare experience”

Explore the Sydenham: Test your knowledge of this biological treasure!

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The future Sydenham River Nature Reserve is located in Canada’s Carolinian region — one of the most biodiverse regions in Canada. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about this unique property and the surrounding region.

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Stand up for the Algonquin wolf

A species at risk in the cross hairs

This petition is now closed.

End date: Aug 23, 2016

Signatures collected: 623

Signature goal: 350

623 signatures

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Greenbelt hanging in the balance

Add your voice to grow the Greenbelt and stop decades-old sprawl

Last Chance to Defend the Greater Golden Horseshoe

The Greenbelt is hanging in the balance

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Now is our final chance to tell the Ontario government to take the lead to protect the water, nature and communities of the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH). Important decisions will be made in the coming months. Add your voice by telling the government you want a stronger landscape, stronger laws and a stronger legacy for this region. Continue reading “Greenbelt hanging in the balance”

Searching for Salamanders

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A participant takes a closer look at an American toadlet, Photo credit: Esperanza Salas

Last Saturday, twenty-nine people, ranging from long-time field naturalists to an eight-year-old amphibian enthusiast, gathered at Reilly Bird Nature Reserve near Deep River, Ontario in the hopes of spotting eastern red-backed or spotted salamanders. Continue reading “Searching for Salamanders”