Owen Bjorgan says experiencing the first snowfall for the Muskoka area of Ontario made him reflect on southern Ontario’s relationship with ‘up north.’ (Owen Bjorgan)
A trip to Muskoka for many in our area conjures up images of docks, tanning in the sun, and sunsets over endless green forests and glassy lakes. This description fuels the image of … [Read more...] about Visiting Muskoka in November provides surprising perks
Here’s a pleasant view along the Twenty Mile Creek, a place that captured Owen Bjorgan’s imagination as a kid visiting his grandmother, and is now a professional playground for him. (Owen Bjorgan)
Last Wednesday, I was grateful to be the guest speaker at the Niagara-on-the-Lake community centre.
The event, hosted by Friends of One Mile Creek, … [Read more...] about Wetlands talk brings back childhood memories
The Niagara Escarpment, coated in woods, watches over the fog and vineyards below. The forests of NOTL have the potential to provide many services to our agricultural economy. (Owen Bjorgan)
According the the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s 2018 Watershed Report Card, the municipality of Niagara-on-the-Lake has room for improvement … [Read more...] about What local forests can do for agriculture
The kids look on at Heartland Forest, as a high-powered microscope brings the smallest creatures to life. (Photo supplied)
Halloween is coming up, so today’s article is seasonal and spooky.
It’s also harvest season in the Niagara region. That means we have a new wave of visitors coming into the region to soak up the beverages and nice weather. … [Read more...] about Insects such as hornets are scary, but useful
This group of kids enjoyed a guided walk with Owen Bjorgan though the Paradise Grove forest in NOTL. Kids need to be fuelled with careful optimism about the climate change crisis, says Bjorgan, and adults with power need to start acting on it. (Owen Bjorgan)
Since the young and impressively determined Greta Thunberg made her speech at the UN, there … [Read more...] about People are starting to wake up to climate change
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