Spring 2021: Nature’s Attractions

By Gloria Hildebrandt, editor

Our Spring issue gives you ideas for getting outside and enjoying nature along the Escarpment. Yet should you still need or want to stay home, our lavishly photographed features will give you the feeling of being there, from the comfort and safety of your own place.

Migrating waterbirds will be returning to the Niagara Escarpment in Canada, and they’ll be able to flock and feed in the protected lakeshore wetlands of Grimsby. Bruce Mackenzie shows what the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club achieved at the Fifty Point Complex on Lake Ontario.

Georgetown has a beautiful community garden that is free and open to the public. Old Seed House Garden commemorates Dominion Seed House, a historic seed-growing and mail-order business that began in 1928. Our photos let you feel like you’re walking its paths.

Caledon Trailway is a 35-km stretch of rail line that is part of both the Greenbelt Cycling Route and The Great Trail that spans all of Canada. It is one of Mike Davis’ favourite biking routes and his photos show some of its highlights.

Finally, for those wanting the challenge of a longer Escarpment path to explore, the Bruce Trail inspires hikers to complete the entire extent in what they call an end-to-end or E2E. Sue Horner has investigated some of their experiences.

This issue also marks the establishment of the Hildebrandt & Davis Nature Park, a private nature reserve on my property. It’s been a goal of both my father and mine for years. Through Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy, this has now been achieved.

You can get this issue mailed right to your door if we receive your subscription by Feb. 9. To pick up a free copy, see where to Get Free Copies.

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