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Why are there so many rabbits this year?

Why are there so many rabbits this year?

It's part of Nature's natural cycle, says outdoors columnist David Hawke
Is your bird feeder becoming a wildlife restaurant?

Is your bird feeder becoming a wildlife restaurant?

Outdoors columnist David Hawke has some ideas to help combat the perils of bird feeding
Nature's news is all around you

Nature's news is all around you

Fields and forests tell the tales of wildlife activity
They're gregarious and quarrelsome ... and they're back!

They're gregarious and quarrelsome ... and they're back!

If these birds have to struggle to survive, our fate may be in question, says outdoors columnist
Heart-felt art celebrates the legacy of the Couchiching Conservancy

Heart-felt art celebrates the legacy of the Couchiching Conservancy

Outdoors columnist says artists' work, capturing the land and the love through art, is 'truly amazing'
This oddball of the forest is a valuable resource

This oddball of the forest is a valuable resource

Tamarack bark contains tannin, can aid healing and is ideal for snowshoes, says outdoor columnist David Hawke
What is the story behind this immaculate conception: The Lawn?

What is the story behind this immaculate conception: The Lawn?

This week, columnist David Hawke throws shade on the pursuit of a good lawn
Why are we so obsessed with a leaf-free lawn?

Why are we so obsessed with a leaf-free lawn?

Outdoors columnist David Hawke says leaves form temporary blanket that helps plants survive the winter
Yellow Iris: Welcome sight or invasive species?

Yellow Iris: Welcome sight or invasive species?

In this week's outdoors column, David Hawke grapples with two sides of a thorny issue
Beavers busy preparing for another 'dam' winter

Beavers busy preparing for another 'dam' winter

Outdoors columnist David Hawke explains that a beaver's will and ability to survive is strong