Tags : nature

What’s in Our Spring 2020 Issue

In his first feature article for us, Joe D. Shorthouse, professor of entomology, or the study of insects, teaches us about the only three wild, native roses that grow near the Escarpment. Joe’s feature and beautiful photos show and tell us everything we need to know to identify them, even though they look remarkably alike. […]Read More

Smoking Outdoors

This news just in: Starting in 2020, all forms of smoking will be prohibited in all conservation areas and other outdoor spaces owned and managed by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA), except in parking lots. The restriction on smoking includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing any form of tobacco, smoking, using medical and non-medical cannabis […]Read More

Preview of Spring 2020

Cold snowy weather outside, but we get to focus on the spring as we work on our next issue. Here is what you can expect in the Spring 2020 issue:* Chuck Burdick will share his beautiful photos of Escarpment views at Burlington, Jordan, Niagara River, Niagara Glen Nature Reserve and Niagara Falls.* Lois McNaught photographs […]Read More

Rick Grant’s May Photos from RBG

In the Summer 2019 issue we were happy to publish some of Rick Grant’s wildlife photography, on page 54. Here is a selection of more of Rick’s photos, from his visits to Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, this May. First, we have some amazing photos of birds. Can you identify them? Use the comments for […]Read More

What to Expect in Summer 2019

We’re rapidly approaching the end of preparations for our Summer issue. We have to close our ad space reservations at the end of this week, although we have until early May to finalize all the actual ads themselves. Our editorial features have already been completed, and they look powerful. We have a couple of “watery” […]Read More

Tyandaga in Burlington Opposes Meridian Brick

This is material provided by the Burlington group Tyandaga Environmental Coalition. Meridian Brick (formerly Forterra Brick) plans to clear-cut approximately 34 acres of prime forest within the Greenbelt Plan Area to expand its commercial shale quarrying operations (the east cell).  The proposed quarry would operate  adjacent to the residential Tyandaga neighbourhood in Burlington, Ontario. Meridian […]Read More

Photographs by Wendy Jenkinson

Wendy Jenkinson has entered these photos in our contest. Wendy notes “I saw four beautiful white-tailed deer coming up on the Escarpment behind Brock University in St.Catharines. We all were surprised to see each other.” “My three friends and I were very surprised and amazed to see this cute fawn sleeping in Heartland Forest near […]Read More

Hart’s Tongue at Canada Blooms

At Canada Blooms, the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance garden by Fern Ridge Eco Landscaping contains many Hart’s Tongue Ferns, which are rare wild plants living on parts of the Niagara Escarpment. They are assessed as a species of special concern as they may become endangered. They can’t easily be transplanted but fortunately, can be […]Read More

Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch’s High School Scholarship Competition 2017

We just received this good news for high school students: The Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch is pleased to announced that thanks to the continued sponsorship of Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery and Restaurant the scholarship programme will continue for 2017. A $500.00 scholarship will be made available to the winner of the competition once the winner provides […]Read More