Nature

ConservationIssue 5NatureNature Issue 5

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What’s On the Surface

The water that flows up through the pipes in your home, out of your faucet and into your glass is clean and healthy to drink—but it didn’t start out that...

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Issue 5NatureNature Issue 5Species

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The Butcher Bird

Out for a walk through a farmer’s field, you encounter a grisly scene: a mouse impaled on the thorn of a Hawthorne tree. What you’ve stumbled upon is the...

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Issue 5NatureNature Issue 5Sustainability

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An Education On Transformation

Fern Hill Private School approached Conservation Halton and the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System in 2015 to get advice on how they could transform their...

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Climate ChangeIssue 5NatureNature Issue 5

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Courtcliffe Park: A Confluence of Community

Twenty years ago, the City of Hamilton (previously Township of Flamborough) acquired a parcel of land in Carlisle, Hamilton that previously functioned as an RV...

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ConservationIssue 4NatureNature Issue 4

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Deck the Creeks with Christmas Trees

Across Canada there are some sixty million Christmas trees being farmed and each year between five and six million are harvested.  Most are brought home to be...

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Climate ChangeIssue 4NatureNature Issue 4

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Monitoring the Blindspots

“Picture the first place you thought of as nature.” asks J. B. MacKinnon in The Once and Future World, “Maybe it was nothing more than a vacant lot in...

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Issue 4NatureNature Issue 4Sustainability

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Wildlife Fencing: Road Ecology in Milton

Roads endanger wildlife and human life. Wildlife collisions, especially involving larger animals, damage our vehicles, and can also injure and sometimes kill...

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Issue 4NatureNature Issue 4Species

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The Gray Jay

On November 16, after more than a year of debate, Canadian Geographic named the gray jay the national bird of Canada —and the outcry could be heard from...

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Climate ChangeIssue 3NatureNature Issue 3

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A Pale Imitation

One of the joys of living in Southwestern Ontario is the multi-coloured festival nature throws every year: Autumn, and the resulting brilliant fall colours on...

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Issue 3NatureNature Issue 3Sustainability

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Snip Snip: Why We Cut Down Trees

‘Tree felling’ and ‘conservation’ may seem like odd bedfellows. For many, the image that first comes to mind is the mass deforestation of tropical...

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