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<b>COLUMN:</b> 'Neighbourhood terror' wreaks havoc at bird feeder

COLUMN: 'Neighbourhood terror' wreaks havoc at bird feeder

Sharp-shinned hawks are 'renowned for their acrobatics in aerial manoeuvres, being able to manipulate crazy fast turns and dives,' which is bad news for its prey
<b>COLUMN:</b> Resilient, majestic elm trees deserve respect

COLUMN: Resilient, majestic elm trees deserve respect

Due to disease, elms aren't as abundant as they once were, but they can still be found in this area, columnist explains
<b>COLUMN:</b> Yowling of coyote leads to rare, close encounter

COLUMN: Yowling of coyote leads to rare, close encounter

Coyote, cattle and photographer all played nice during awe-inspiring 40-minute span that put the mammals in close proximity to one another
<b>COLUMN:</b> Rare sighting of fisher a 'wild' experience

COLUMN: Rare sighting of fisher a 'wild' experience

Fishers stay on top of the snow and travel fast and far, can scale trees with the agility of a squirrel and despite their name, don't eat fish, says columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> Woodpeckers are underrated managers of the forests

COLUMN: Woodpeckers are underrated managers of the forests

That pile of bark and wood chips on the snow is the early warning of a dead branch overhead, courtesy of a hungry bird, says columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> It's a new year and new opportunities abound!

COLUMN: It's a new year and new opportunities abound!

Columnist says 'we are all in this together' and now is the time to embrace the 'new' 3 Rs of rights, respect and responsibility
<b>COLUMN:</b> How did the cardinal become symbol of Christmas?

COLUMN: How did the cardinal become symbol of Christmas?

Despite their ubiquitous presence these days on all things commercial, cardinals are what some birders may consider as ‘newcomers’ to this part of Simcoe County
<b>COLUMN:</b> Oh, deer, what a harrowing experience

COLUMN: Oh, deer, what a harrowing experience

Columnist recounts close encounter with group of deer, including one that was on thin ice
<b>COLUMN:</b> Attention Doug Ford: Hands off the Oro Moraine

COLUMN: Attention Doug Ford: Hands off the Oro Moraine

Columnist offers seven lessons about the importance of the Oro Moraine in effort to educate 'thick-headed' premier and his 'bevy of bobble-head MPPs'
<b>COLUMN:</b> Feeding frenzy may leave you feeling squirrely

COLUMN: Feeding frenzy may leave you feeling squirrely

Squirrels of various colours are among the many mammals who like to take advantage of the bounty found at local bird feeders