DeCew Falls is a scenic and ecologically incredible place, but it also demands preparation and proper packing to avoid mishaps on rugged terrain. (Owen Bjogan)
What I am about to share with you are true stories I have experienced in Niagara’s woods, and which probably didn’t need to happen.
These are stories of individuals who found themselves in … [Read more...] about How not to prepare for a hike
This columnar crab apple bears a lot of fruit but takes up little space. (Laura Grant)
Sometime in the mid-1960s, Anthony Wijcik from Kelowna British Columbia discovered a McIntosh apple mutant with columnar growing habit, in other words without any major branching. In fact, it was his daughter Wendy that spotted one mutated branch on the 50-year-old … [Read more...] about Genetically dwarfed cultivars easy to grow
Laura Grant explains how to create a floating bog garden. (Photos by Laura Grant)
From the time I was a young child, I was fascinated by the wetlands and the variety of creatures and plants inhabiting them.
Now as an avid gardener, I still find a bog one of my favourite areas of the entire garden. A relatively small area can hold a huge number of … [Read more...] about Creating beautiful bog gardens
As Owen Bjorgan hikes the escarpment, he enjoys taking some headphones and listening to music that suits the mood of the environment. (Owen Bjorgan)
We can acknowledge that food and wine are a textbook pairing, the features of each enhancing the the other. Sounds like a healthy relationship to me.
Recently I tapped into the pairing of nature and … [Read more...] about Pairing nature, music intensifies outdoor experience
Erosion is causing damage along the North Shore nature area, and trees are falling. (Chris Allen)
As local Chris Allen was paddling a canoe along the shoreline of Niagara-on-the-Lake, he photographed what he considers an "extremely serious situation" along the Niagara Shore nature area.
He went to the four-mile point recently and says the damage … [Read more...] about Erosion a ‘serious situation’
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