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Fighting rogue garlic mustard draws a parallel to COVID-19 battle

Fighting rogue garlic mustard draws a parallel to COVID-19 battle

Garlic mustard, an invasive species, is an invisible enemy that is almost impossible to control, says outdoors columnist
While wandering a wetland, a frog's 'song' will tell you its story

While wandering a wetland, a frog's 'song' will tell you its story

Each species of frog has its own unique song, says outdoors columnist, noting there are eight species of frogs and one toad in our neck of the woods
For deer, this is the time of year they embrace social distancing

For deer, this is the time of year they embrace social distancing

Deer are on the move, heading to their favourite corner of the county as spring, ignorant of the pandemic, comes to life, says outdoors columnist
As the crow flies ... might require a new approach

As the crow flies ... might require a new approach

Our outdoors columnists says if you can put aside Walt Disney's influence, you might have a different perspective on animal behaviours
It's an ideal time for bird-watching ... but stay away from others!

It's an ideal time for bird-watching ... but stay away from others!

Outdoors columnist offers some tips on how to count and identify species when there are large flocks of birds in an area
Pandemic is an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature

Pandemic is an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature

Many other species share our spaces and, in this new norm of social isolation, that is just fine, says outdoors columnist
They're mad as a March hare ... and not social distancing!

They're mad as a March hare ... and not social distancing!

Cottontail rabbits are carrying on their spring rituals, oblivious to the COVID-19 pandemic
Stockpiling toilet paper? That won't help deal with spring flooding

Stockpiling toilet paper? That won't help deal with spring flooding

Areas of our region are bracing for the annual surge of water and its potentially harmful impact, says outdoors columnist
Chickadees are tough little birds that can survive on their own

Chickadees are tough little birds that can survive on their own

Chickadees eat the equivalent of 150 sunflower seeds a day during mild winter temperatures and up to 250 when it's colder, says outdoors columnist
Did you hear that? It's the sobbing sound of mourning doves!

Did you hear that? It's the sobbing sound of mourning doves!

The haunting song of the mourning doves is a sure sign that warmer weather is on the horizon, says outdoors columnist