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Founder, Editor-in-chief, and Writer for The Grindstone. Digital Media Coordinator for Conservation Halton.

CommunityCommunity - HibernateHealth and WellnessHibernation - 10

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Snowshoeing

The sport of snowshoeing isn’t as intimidating as it appears to be. Besides your appropriate winter layers, you will need winter boots, snowshoes, and winter...

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CommunityCommunity - HibernateEditorial

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Frozen Fingers

The frozen finger pushes into the sediment and bores down into the lake basin. A researcher injects liquid nitrogen into the finger to freeze the sediment, and...

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Hibernation - 10NatureNature - Hibernation - 10Species

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Wintergreen

Why do conifers keep their needles? How are the trees “evergreen” even in the coldest winters? All leaves have stomata: pore-like structures that absorb...

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ConservationNature - Web - 8

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Small Species, Big Data

Have you ever seen a large group of people take over a large conservation area or park, and they are on the ground peering through magnifying glasses, or...

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Issue 6NatureNature Issue 6Species

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Swallowville: Pop. 200

The travellers who arrive here come from as far away as Panama and Colombia to this spot in the spring, where over thirty nest boxes stand. Welcome to...

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Climate ChangeIssue 6NatureNature Issue 6

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Fly Away Home

Every year, the beginning of spring seems to inch further and further up the calendar year, like a caterpillar inching up a branch. The official start date of...

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CommunityCommunity Issue 6Dispatches From The FieldIssue 6

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Dispatches From The Field

See the flora and fauna recently spotted by Conservation Halton ecologists in our watershed....

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CommunityCommunity Issue 4Issue 4Letters to the Editor

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Letters to the Editor

Snip Snip The article gently sidesteps the fact that trees are cut and removed to be sold for profit. That is why the strongest trees are let to grow and then...

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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 2NatureNature Issue 2Sustainability

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Taking the Lid Off LID

Outside your door lie carpets of concrete. Water can’t sink below driveways and streets to return to the water cycle, and instead it pools and floods...

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