Not as wintery as you’d expect right now, but there is a beautiful rural view along the Upper Canada Heritage Trail. The Town has a committee in place now working to revitalize it. (Owen Bjorgan)
I used to wonder why I would stumble across railway spikes along the forested trail across the street. As a kid, I just saw the Upper Canada Heritage Trail … [Read more...] about Endless visions, possibilities for heritage trail endless
A recent morning hike revealed areas of lowland and oaks that have been further cleared along the base of the Niagara Escarpment, provoking thought about keeping science and emotion separate. (Owen Bjorgan)
Do biologists, climate scientists, and general nature enthusiasts have their hearts broken by their own work? Or are they professional and stoic … [Read more...] about Keeping science and emotion separate important, but not easy
Mountains coated in clouds and forests are places to visit at the turn of the decade, for the sake of exposing their conservation value. This is a canyon entrance near Mossman, Australia. (Owen Bjorgan)
As 2019 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on what opportunities to raise environmental awareness, what may lie ahead in the new year, and where … [Read more...] about Turn of the decade projects and awareness
Rock, paper, scissors...tree? Nature has fine but unusual balances, much like our societies. This tree and rock can be seen along the Bruce Trail near St. Davids. (Owen Bjorgan)
One of my favourite components of the spring hiking tour I run is explaining to people that nature has a pre-planned rulebook to follow every season.
The head of each … [Read more...] about Plants and animals create their own balance in nature
Woodend Conservation Area is an amazing “outdoor classroom” location for the school board and the public alike. Last week, the students were welcomed by a view of the ancient cliffs being covered in fresh snow. (Owen Bjorgan)
As a new employee at the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN), I find my “offices” at Woodend Conservation Area and Short … [Read more...] about Love of outdoors leads to job teaching students
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