A Good Night

A Good Night

Robert Dick explores the northern lights and things that go “bump” in the night.

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...

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Love birds? There’s an app for that

Love birds? There’s an app for that

As Canadians, one in five of us are considered birdwatchers. My husband and I are full-time RVers, and this lifestyle has made it very exciting to...

A case for geothermal

A case for geothermal

Remember when geothermal systems were a top talking point when it came to energy efficiency in homes? Wondering why geothermal systems haven’t taken...

Making It Anywhere

We all need spaces to be creative, and the planet needs more of use to reuse and repurpose our gadgets, appliances and machinery. That's why...

A lighthouse spring

A lighthouse spring

A snapshot into the life of a lighthouse keeper in spring.

I heard it through the grapevine

I heard it through the grapevine

Climate change doesn’t play favourites. Ask anyone in sub-Saharan Africa or Greenland. Beekeepers, strawberry farmers, almond growers, balcony...

Wingtips at our fingertips

Wingtips at our fingertips

Declining bird populations signal biodiversity loss and ecological instability, and studying birds is an excellent way for us to assess broader...

On raising kids with the nature of words

On raising kids with the nature of words

“I believed then, as I do now, in the goodness of the published word: it seemed to contain an essential goodness, like the smell of leaf mould.” –...

Green with Envy

Green with Envy

My partner and I sold our 150-year-old stone house in Galt, Ontario, in August 2016. We sold it on Facebook, actually, but that’s another story....

Bird’s the word

Bird’s the word

Over the past few years, I have learned so much about backyard birding from my friends at Bird Studies Canada (BSC). I have met people like Jody...

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