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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'
It's a good day to explore what constitutes the 'nature' of us Canadians

It's a good day to explore what constitutes the 'nature' of us Canadians

Read on to enrich your knowledge of this great country on its birthday, Canada Day
It's worth the time to smell - and photograph - the flowers!

It's worth the time to smell - and photograph - the flowers!

It's not an easy slog through the bog, but the journey is worth the trip