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Why is there a bumper crop of walking sticks?

Why is there a bumper crop of walking sticks?

Our outdoors columnist explains how eggs take 20 months to develop! Did you know they can change colour and are capable of self-amputation?
This naturalist is a now a fan of blue jays

This naturalist is a now a fan of blue jays

Outdoors columnist David Hawke provides interesting insight into the colourful, lively bird
Put your wild senses to work

Put your wild senses to work

In nature, skills of observation can be learned and enhanced, but must also be practised
Modern farmers face fierce challenges

Modern farmers face fierce challenges

In this week's column, David Hawke extols the virtues of agricultural reporting, news
A brazen act by a bold predator?

A brazen act by a bold predator?

An all-out war between crows and raptors may be on the horizon
When it comes to weather, negatives outweigh the positives

When it comes to weather, negatives outweigh the positives

Weather forecasters and creative writers share the ability to accentuate the mundane and embellish the boring
Barn swallow populations declining at alarming rate

Barn swallow populations declining at alarming rate

As pressure mounts, time has come to support wildlife in attempt to tip the scales of fate
Fascinating, flitting insects are big, bold and beautiful

Fascinating, flitting insects are big, bold and beautiful

They also serve an important purpose: They eat between 30 and 100 mosquitos a day!
It's a bird, it's a plane .. it's a Lepodoptrian!

It's a bird, it's a plane .. it's a Lepodoptrian!

July is the ideal month to go butterfly hunting
Appearance of this sickly fox alarmed Orillia residents in north ward

Appearance of this sickly fox alarmed Orillia residents in north ward

Death will become a merciful release for this 'almost blind wobble of a very weak and sickly animal'