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October 31, 2019–Stephanie Muckle
Stone Road Alvar after the burn © Smera Sukumar
As we watch the devastating wildfires in California rage on, it’s hard to believe that I’m writing a blog about how we started a fire on purpose. But that’s exactly ...
September 17, 2019–Stephanie Muckle
Earlier this year, three of Ontario Nature's reserves received upgrades or grew in size thanks to donations and efforts of local supporters.
July 6, 2017–Stephanie Muckle
Nature Reserves•Recreation and Events
Virginia bluebells along the Sydenham River © Smera Sukumar
Ontario Nature’s 26 nature reserves have a lot to offer explorers in southern and eastern Ontario. I’ve crafted the following dichotomous key (a field guide tool that helps identify unknown ...
March 21, 2017–Stephanie Muckle
Oak trees in High Park © Felipe Villegas
I’ve always been enchanted by forests: the delicate understory flowers, the smell of decomposing wood, the sound of leaves blowing in the wind—it’s magical! As a child I spent hours ...
October 14, 2016–Stephanie Muckle
Periwinkle © Robert Sproule CC_BY_2.0
One challenge every land trust faces is managing invasive species. Invasive plants and wildlife are often accidentally brought to Ontario from other parts of the world and, in the absence ...
Short-eared owl © Scott Fairbairn