Tag Archives: Bobolink

ALUS tour features projects new and old

Many of us know that when farmers and conservationists work together, both agriculture and nature benefit. But how many of us have seen this in action? I became one of the fortunate few when I attended the 9th annual Alternative Land … Continue reading

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A lifer – so close to home!

When I think “bird-watching paradise,” Ontario isn’t exactly what comes to mind. I think more along the lines of Ecuador, Madagascar, Panama, Indonesia, South Africa or Texas. Perhaps I fantasize about those places because they’re so remote and I haven’t been … Continue reading

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The last of the least bittern?

The first time I saw a male bobolink, I was stuck by the bird’s coloring: a sleek black face and shiny bill with a lemony yellow nape and a glistening white back. A rock star of a bird. I watched … Continue reading

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My work with the farming community

During a visit to a Norfolk County farm last spring, I was reminded how the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program helps to bring the farming and conservation communities together to work towards a shared vision: a healthy and productive … Continue reading

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Saving bobolinks

I can’t say that I’m a regular reader of Ontario Beef magazine, but an article in the February 2012 edition by Gerald Rollins caught our attention. Rollins, a beef farmer and director on the board of the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association, … Continue reading

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