Friday, October 20, 2017

Stalking Comet PANSTARRS C2011/L4 – Spring 2013

Comet PANSTARRS C20011/L4  hide-and-go-seek ... If you have tried to find a bright comet gracing our spring skies this year, you may have been thwarted; ...

Observing the Transit of Venus – What we learned…

by Pat Browne   The Transit 'to' Venus event was graced with perfect weather for viewing the last Transit of Venus for this century. Because...

Local Audubon Christmas Bird Counts invite participants

Thousands of individuals are taking part in Audubon Christmas Bird counts throughout the Americas and beyond, between December 14, 2015, and January 5, 2016....

Local “Hit Squad” member is fighting invasive species

Invasive species student on the job in the Mississippi Valley Watershed Invasive species pose a growing threat to Ontario’s biodiversity and cause millions of dollars...

Wilderness Games with ‘Grey Owl’ at Blueberry Mountain — May 8

On Sunday, May 8th, we’ll be leading a guided hike up Blueberry Mountain - always a treat for all ages. It’s Mother’s Day, so you...

Shaggy Character

It’s a tree I’ve driven past many times, but that location on Martin Street South in Almonte is where I put my turn signal...

For the Birds: Spring Birds

by Cheryl Baxter What a treat to wake up to sunshine this Monday morning!  I think we all can use a big break from all...

Town takes action to protect Burnt Lands alvar

by Brent Eades Many local residents regularly drive by the slightly bleak expanse of scrubby grassland at the Burnt Lands without realizing they're passing a...

Changes to Lanark County’s natural environment 1982-2012

by Theresa Peluso  Cliff Bennett has observed these changes:  Winters are more varied; i.e., peaks and valleys on a chart are steeper and closer together.Climate change? Bird...

Environmental issues: being part of the solution

  by Theresa Peluso  The problem with our natural environment is that so many humans are consuming and polluting as though there's no tomorrow –...
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