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Bird-Brained Quest

Inadvertently, I’ve had a winter project. After a fleeting sighting early in winter, a woodpecker has been taunting me. For months. I was only able to catch a shadowy, blurry far-off photo – but it was definitive: a red-bellied woodpecker … Continue reading

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The Real Pawpaw

I didn’t know what the native pawpaw was until 3 years ago. Maybe I’m a little slow with this: I didn’t even know it existed. Did you imagine that southern Ontario was home to a ‘tropical fruit’? I thought the … Continue reading

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Spice World

It is an adaptable understory tree that can be found in lowlands and woodlands – and supports birds with fruit, shelter and for small mammals, and acts as a host plant for beautiful native moths and butterflies Continue reading

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