A sunset kisses the American side of the Niagara Gorge in a seasonally unusual March, which could push Niagara River and Lake Ontario water levels to new records this year. (Owen Bjorgan)
March, sitting distantly and directly across from October, is of equal fortitude but by different means. They are both agents of change, and when the earth’s axis … [Read more...] about March might offer unusual weather this year
Blocking railways is economically disruptive, environmentally supportive, and culturally divisive all at once. These rails cut through the Thundering Waters Forest in Niagara Falls, Ont. They are not subject to any protests, but the photo speaks to the symbology behind the national scenario. (Owen Bjorgan)
When the Indigenous groups blockaded … [Read more...] about Environment lost out in the recent pipeline protest
Roots and rocks of the Niagara Escarpment’s forests are shown holding back the soil, preventing erosion and keeping the nutrients available for our vineyards. (Owen Bjorgan)
As I look out the window into the vineyards, I am reflecting on information I learned that concerned me.
The Niagara Region has been handed a report created by MHBC … [Read more...] about Messing with escarpment policies could be dangerous
This photo illustrates the flow of influences back and forth between nature and society. It can spark us to think about the directions we are heading, and what that future just might look like, says Owen Bjorgan. It was snapped in a wetland near Niagara Falls. (Owen Bjorgan)
Let’s take a hard right turn into the future. Whether this is the … [Read more...] about What will nature look like in the future?
This youngster (Bjorgan’s friend’s child) climbing a tree is gaining plenty of mental and physical benefits from this type of outdoor play. (Owen Bjorgan)
In many of my articles, I refer to certain species at risk — the plants and animals trending toward extinction unless conservation action is taken.
I also like to discuss the various risks we … [Read more...] about Children at play outdoors becoming a species at risk
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