Fall in Love for Nature this Autumn

Fall in Love for Nature this Autumn

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.Walking into the sunset in one of the final days of...

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Notes from Camping with 13 Year Old Girls

Notes from Camping with 13 Year Old Girls

Age 13 is often a challenging time for a kid. It's the transition time. Biologically, humans turn adult during this year, give or take a couple. While cell differentiation in certain body system's are blasting away a million times a second, differentiation from one's care givers, like a rocket...

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Embracing the Urban Coyote

Embracing the Urban Coyote

A few years ago, while traveling back to London, Ontario, I stopped in Cambridge to give my Red and White Husky a little exercise reprieve. In an isolated part of a heavily vegetated park, I briefly let her off leash. I paused a moment, then gave a peering, baffled look; we were seemingly staring...

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Growing Some Weed(s) in My Village

Growing Some Weed(s) in My Village

It's not officially illegal, but some question whether it should be. It can grow in between you and your partner, splitting you into camps, for it or against it. It can ruin a life or more; it can nearly take down an entire ecosystem.Strangely, after cutting a 'Mother Tree' of European Buckthorn,...

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London, Canada (Day); 150 and 300 Years Ago

This article was recently published in Wortley Villager and also on my LinkedIn (apologies if this is a triple repeat):Surprisingly, in 1867 in the area now called Wortley Village (London, Ontario, Canada), we didn't have the virgin old-growth forests transected by pristine freshwater streams and...

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Climbing Up 25′ Where I Dropped An Acorn 25 Years Ago

Climbing Up 25′ Where I Dropped An Acorn 25 Years Ago

In terms of hope, there's much to be felt from the simple task of clutching an acorn in one's hand. A saying I recently read on the trailer used by ReForest London to transport trees, popped into my mind: "The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is today." A few weeks...

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Making Southern Ontario Wild Again?

Making Southern Ontario Wild Again?

It was a journey a long time ago for me. Wilderness completely surrounded me for hundreds of miles. Sitting on a lichen-covered rock outcrop overlooking the flowing water of a creek, I was in heaven watching a pair of Otters play in the rapids. Ok, in actual fact, I was really enjoying watching...

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