Do you ever step outside of your house at this time of year, and think, how on earth are animals sleeping outside in that? Maybe I’m the only one who questions how the most extreme winter residents here fare against the winter, and how we are among those unique residents. Essentially, if you’re a living thing facing the winter, you have three choices: migrate, hibernate, … [Read more...] about Imagine the creatures wintering in the forest
According the the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s 2018 Watershed Report Card, the municipality of Niagara-on-the-Lake has room for improvement in the category of forest conditions. NOTL scores straight Ds and Fs throughout its various watersheds (Two Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, and all the little creeks you may not know even have names for them). These … [Read more...] about What local forests can do for agriculture
With a final decision on municipal amalgamation still lingering, there has been plenty of talk about what that might look like for Niagara-on-the-Lake, and other municipalities in the Niagara Region, as they brace for what may become a merged city under the Ford government’s current proposal. Amidst wondering what will happen next, there doesn’t seem to have been much … [Read more...] about How would amalgamation impact environmental protection?
Outdoor enthusiasts have an opportunity to be “blitzed” by the diverse and unique natural species that populate the Balls Falls Conservation Area. This Saturday, the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) have joined forces to host a BioBlitz. David DeRocco, CWF senior manager of marketing events, explained that a … [Read more...] about Bioblitz at Ball’s Falls Saturday
“A symbol of purity, wisdom and spiritual growth, the lotus is a treasured plant, steeped in ancient history,” writes Laura Bancroft, of Ten Mile Creek Nursery. There are only two species in this genus Nelumbo: nucifera in Asia and lutea in North and Central America. Nelumbo lutea has yellow flowers and grows as far north as the north shores of Lake Erie in Ontario. To view … [Read more...] about Lotus: beautiful and easy to grow