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Vernal pool mapping project

Vernal pools are temporary wetlands that form in small depressions in the forest during early spring. These isolated wetlands provide critical habitat for many of Ontario’s amphibians – serving as a nursery by providing an environment free from predatory fish, which allows for the development of amphibian eggs and larvae. We have launched a pilot…

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Native gardening 101

Protect native biodiversity by greening your garden By introducing native plants and some strategic design features to your garden, you can provide patches of natural habitat for many species. A well-designed backyard can offer birds and pollinators like butterflies more living space, feeding opportunities and the safety of cover from predators. By enhancing and restoring…

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When nature goes silent: the impact of habitat loss in Ontario

Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint habitat loss. Often we can hear the difference. It’s the missing buzz of bees in our gardens. It’s the lack of croaking from our ponds. It’s the absence of bird calls from our skies. When we find that the natural world has gone quiet, we know something is…

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OMB Decision Saves Blanding’s Turtle Habitat on Stoney Lake

OMB Decision Saves Blanding’s Turtle Habitat on Stoney Lake Two Provincially Significant Wetlands and 6.2 km Undeveloped Shoreline Protected Peterborough—The last significant undeveloped shoreline in the Kawarthas has been saved from a 58-unit housing development on Stoney Lake, immediately adjacent to Burleigh Falls. The Vancouver-based developer Burleigh Bay Corporation (“BBC”) had planned to build the…

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How to garden for butterflies year-round

Want to help butterflies? Think beyond providing flowers for nectar in the height of summer. Many butterfly species we see in Canada don’t migrate. You can provide habitat and food for their entire lifecycle — eggs, larvae, pupae AND adults — throughout the year. http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/queen-of-green/2017/02/how-to-garden-for-butterflies-year-round/?utm_campaign=queenOfGreen-digestFebruary-en-08mar2017&utm_source=mkto-none-qogSubscribers-link-body&utm_medium=email&utm_content=testB-butterflies&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpRNVkyTTVNakptTnpnMSIsInQiOiJkNlVnMk1FUjRpd1RtbEVCOHM5ZSt4R2IrR09IQWhNSWw3V0w2SGM1Qk9cL0w1YlVPbXc5MnlENFVrallYUDhCVVZFc1A3SDNjaW5sMEhuWjRwTXN0aFdHQ3VaZ3NQTkxmYWk0SHQ2bWtGS1pJSWlrOHp1b1RCUTlJMlVnYzBaMkgifQ%3D%3D

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Next Monthly Meeting: Thickson’s Woods April 12th

Monthly Meeting:Thickson’s Woods April 12th   I hope you were one of the packed house for Peter B. Mills presentation on Ontario Amphibians.   Please mark your Calendars for April 12th which is our next presentation:   Thickson’s Woods is the last remnant of old-growth pines on the north shore of Lake Ontario. In 1983…

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Do you know why wetlands matter?

Do you know why wetlands matter? For years, wetlands were thought of as nothing but abandoned wastelands. But wetlands actually serve many functions, such as controlling floods, protecting coastal areas from erosion, filtering sediments and toxic substances, and providing habitat and food for a wide range of species. Take this quiz to find out more…

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