Kinghurst Forest Area of Natural and Scientific Interest

By Clarke Birchard July 2006 Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSIs) are areas of land and water containing natural landscapes or features that have been identified by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as having provincially or regionally significant values related to protection, natural heritage appreciation, scientific study or education. There are over 150 […]

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eBird, a project developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, provides a simple way for you to keep track of the birds you see anywhere in North America. You can retrieve information on your bird observations, from your backyard to your neighbourhood to your favourite bird-watching locations, at any time

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Boreal Forest Project

By Jennifer Baker Canada’s boreal forest is a globally important ecosystem that contains vast intact forest with clear, clean waters that are rich in wildlife. This broad band of forest lies across northern Canada and covers more than 50 million hectares in northern Ontario – close to half the province. The boreal forest provides numerous

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Using Rephotography to Document Changing Landscapes of Southern Ontario

By Virgil Martin As naturalists, most of us are inclined to downplay the cultural aspects of ‘natural’ landscapes. We know all to well that human activity has altered every corner of Southern Ontario, leaving only a few special places where Nature is still in charge. And so we ‘preserve’ Nature when we can, but tend

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The Sunhouse

By Frank (Barney) Barningham The house we have built is designed on the principles of passive solar gain and high thermal mass. It is modelled on a very similar existing house, built several years ago by Hans Albarda in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. His house is working effectively and houses a family of four. Our roof

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Advocate for Nature

By John Reaume November 2006 Ever thought of taking a more active role in protecting our woodlands, wetlands and wildlife. A simple action you could take would be to become an Advocate for Nature. This program is coordinated by Ontario Nature. If you sign up as an Advocate for Nature you will receive important action

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2006 Christmas Bird Counts in Grey and Bruce

To participate in any of the following Christmas Bird Counts, contact the compiler Date                                        Area                                 Compiler                        Phone / Email Saturday, December 16        Hanover/Walkerton            Dorothy Kings                 389-5387 Saturday, December 16        Owen Sound                      Freeman Boyd                538-4368                                                                                                                                 fboyd@log.on.ca Sunday, December 17           Wiarton                             Joe Johnson                    534-2736 Wednesday, December 20    Tobermory                         Ethan Meleg                    596-2444 (318)                                                                                                                       ethan.meleg@pc.gc.ca         Thursday, December 28        Meaford                            

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