August 2018 | Carolinian Canada

August 2018

Protecting our Unique Nature
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Carolinian Canada and the Big Picture Protected Areas Task Force are calling partners for a protected areas strategy for the Carolinian Zone from Toronto to Windsor. Join the conversation to protect our unique nature.
Inviting Birds of Varied Feathers Back to Urban Areas
Monday, August 27, 2018
A lot of people connect with nature through birds. Recently, with a colleague, I conducted a bird inventory at The Living Centre, a fairly small 50-acre rural property just outside of the hamlet of Lambeth in southern Ontario. The site has a diverse 25-acre forest, that includes a 3-acre swamp, and steep, vegetated canal, a ten-acre grassy old field and about 20 acres that are cultivated in herb and vegetable gardens in addition to a peace garden and other unique landscape features. Within a couple of hours, we had recorded nearly 50 species of breeding birds. For comparison, in Wortley Village, a quaint little nook of London, Ontario, we have about 15 varieties of birds that nest in the community. Why do we have fewer types of birds in the city than in the country? It’s pretty simple; rural areas have more food, more cover, and fewer dangers. Naturally, the question that follows is, “Is it possible to get more types of birds in the city?” The answer? Yes, but - and a big but here - we need to work and play at changing the urban landscape.
Carol and Jim Harrison Landowner Leader Profile
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
When the Harrisons joined the Landowner Leaders Program, their property included 56 acres of woodland and 15 acres of cropland, but areas devoid of vegetation were allowing water to enter the river unfiltered.
Denise and Wayne Shephard's Landowner Leader Profile
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Denise and Wayne Shephard purchased a rural property near Wilkesport in 1990 so that they could easily reach their very own wildlife oasis
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