Autumn is a time for winding down. The hot summer is behind us, and with the cooler days and shorter daylight hours nature is changing, evoking brilliant colours on the leaves of deciduous trees, changing animal behaviour, and slowly preparing for the winter ahead.

The last of this year’s Western garter snake offspring are just [...]

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Bugs

On July 8, 2013 By

It is bug season again! Welcome to summer! Enjoy it – and don’t let it bug you.

There are good bugs and bad bugs, as well as beetles and bed bugs. All the insects have their important place in the ecosystems that sustain us. Most of them perform a host of beneficial activities, such as [...]

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Those Darling Owls

On January 3, 2013 By

Happy New Year to everyone!. Hope you had a great holiday and a healthy transfer into 2013.

Winter is a good time to think about owls. Have you ever come face-to-face with an owl? If you are lucky enough to see one of these darling creatures up close you begin to understand how fascinating these [...]

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In April 1994, Bob Ray, then NDP premier of Ontario, proclaimed the Rouge Valley from Steeles Avenue to Lake Ontario, and bounded in the east by the Scarborough-Pickering town line and in the west by the Main Rouge, a protected conservation area, to be governed and administered by a newly created entity, the Rouge Park [...]

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