Nature

A Brave New World

A Brave New World

It all starts with some very enthusiastic lads and gentlemen! The rather smelly, grumpy older men of the operation know when it is time. They start wrinkling their noses into tighter layers, lifting their upper lips and bullying the younger lads, who are keenly pawing...

Spotted! Animal Tracks

Spotted! Animal Tracks

After a fresh fallen snow, it’s a delight to see tracks indicating our furry and feathered friends have been passing through. Not sure what you’re looking at? Our friends at the Hinterland Who’s Who program at the Canadian Wildlife Federation fill us in on who we...

The Christmas Shrew

The Christmas Shrew

The morning of the blizzard was the first time we saw the shrew. My fifteen year old son was in the living room admiring the warmth of our much needed masonry heater when a very fat toy like creature bounced and zoomed through the room.

Christmas Chickens: a true story

Christmas Chickens: a true story

Two of my art school teachers had a small farm outside of town when I was a student at ACAD in Calgary, Alberta. They acquired 7 new laying hens one week before Christmas in 1973, stemming from an unusual event which happened as I walked through Riley Park on my way...

Where the Buffalo Roam – Bison in Banff National Park

Where the Buffalo Roam – Bison in Banff National Park

In my early 20s, after a summer job working in the Colorado Rockies, I headed back north with a group of friends. Our plan was to finish off our season with a backpacking trip in Grand Teton National Park. En route, we detoured through Yellowstone National Park, where...

Wildlife Welcome

Wildlife Welcome

When Mark was planning his 10-acre garden, his goal was to surround his home with nature. He made it a priority to seek out plants that would attract hummingbirds, songbirds and butterflies. Insects and other pollinators would simply follow as his criteria for plant...

The Urquhart Butterfly Garden

The Urquhart Butterfly Garden

by Doreen Nicoll I have found the secret garden. There is no gate or little door, but there is a Fairy Queen who is welcoming and gracious, yet formidable with an ever so slightly mischievous side. And, the Queen has a loyal helper who draws energy and life from her...

Heal The Soil

Heal The Soil

This video is a short interview with Paul Noble an organic dairy farmer, near Arthur Ontario ~ Heal the Soil.

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