Author Archives: tashakatt

Iris: Welcoming a Wetland Worker

Hot, sunburned, covered in mosquito bites, smeared in mud … that’s me. This is not my idea of fun. I actually hate mud, bugs, and humidity – ask anyone who knows me. I get sun rashes and can’t stand worms. … Continue reading

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Elegant Deceiver

Black and orange can mean either viceroy or monarch butterfly. Learn to spot the differences Continue reading

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Amphibians Beyond The Ponds

Feeling like ‘a frog is a frog’? Just a little curiosity is all you need to take the leap and discover their amazing song, life cycle, and contribution to our woods. So I’m going to challenge you to go to … Continue reading

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Our Woodland Spring Ephemerals

It seems like we wait forever for spring to arrive. And when it does, it’s fleeting and disappears before we can fully embrace it. That feeling of a short-lived, ephemeral season is echoed in our local Ontario forests by beautiful … Continue reading

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Among the Leaf Litter

Spring is the most incredible time in the deciduous forests of Ontario. Long before the trees get leaves, the forest is coming to life from the ground up. Frogs begin to sing before the ice is fully melted in Altona’s … Continue reading

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Winter Fun on the Trails

Hey Winter! We’re ready for you! (No really!) One emerging ‘tradition’ is the First Day Hike. Have you done one? As the holidays wind down, and the gatherings, gifts and gourmet trappings are a thing of the past, many people … Continue reading

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Adventures in Blazing Trails

There is no better feeling than walking along a trail and enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature. Conversely, there is no worse feeling than getting lost. Unless you can clearly see a trail or a marker, it’s easy to … Continue reading

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