Trees

On September 30, 2014 By

Next time you take a breath, be sure to thank a tree. From coast to coast, trees are a source of national pride for us Canadians. In 1982 the Japanese adopted a concept called Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) that concentrates on breathing fresh air on a hike through forests. In its essence it means taking in [...]

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Conservation is enormously complex. Looking for quick or simple answers does not necessarily achieve the results we aspire to. The good news is that there are practical and easy ways to promote conservation in our daily lives. Wildlife conservation starts with each one of us, and it does not have to be difficult. You can [...]

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These are the harbingers of Spring. It is slow in coming this year, after a longer than usual, colder than normal winter, and snow staying on the ground since November. But the birds are coming back – Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds first – the nutty little chipmunks won’t be far behind, and early Spring flowers [...]

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Just as winter drives many of the city’s winged inhabitants south, it also brings in some hardy northerners. Of these cold-season visitors, the Dark-eyed juncos are the most familiar. They fly in on early autumn cold fronts from remote spruce-birch forest clearings. These slate-gray, white-bellied and pale-beaked birds form flocks of 10-30 ground-foraging groups. Like [...]

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