Bear With Us
Promoting understanding and respect for the bear family, a species near the top of the evolutionary scale, a species in direct niche competition with the human race.
All of my photography in high resolution on Flickr. Some of these photos are crap but remember “it’s not about the photographs, it’s about the memories”.
All about birds
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Our hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature.
Become a “Citizen Scientist”. Bird Studies Canada’s mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization, working to protect our valuable natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.
The Fur-Bearers is a national non-profit based in Vancouver. It was formed in 1953 and advocates on behalf of fur-bearing animals in the wild and in confinement, and promotes co-existence with wildlife.
a moment in time captured
Living happily with nature in Algonquin Highlands
The World is a Great Book
The world is a great book, of which they that never stir from home read only a page.
Navigating the Pandemic
March is fast approaching and with it will come the one year anniversary of Covid-19 concerns in Ontario. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Two vaccines have been approved for use in Canada but, it would appear it will be mid to late summer before I am able to be vaccinated.
Musings on Wildlife Protection
I wrote this on another site on January 18, 2017 shortly before the inauguration of Donald J Trump as President of the United States. I was concerned but I never realized how prescient I was being. I am very afraid of what is happening in the United States. I am fearful for all of those Read more about Musings on Wildlife Protection[…]
But, what can I do?
A friend on Facebook just said, regarding plastic waste, “We have to figure out how, though – and guidance and help at big picture levels would be nice.” I responded thusly: The first synthetic plastic, Bakelite, was patented in 1909 and the rest as they say is history. The good news is that synthetic plastics Read more about But, what can I do?[…]
I’d Burn Your Fucking City Too!
Well, geez, now that you’ve dragged morals and our children into the bolstering of your argument, I’ve got no choice but to address that.
Composting in Bear Country
We share our Algonquin Highlands home with wildlife. It is their home and Bears are an important part of the environment. It is up to us to ensure that we do nothing that will cause them harm. Bears that associate us with food will invariably get in trouble. It is critical to manage your property Read more about Composting in Bear Country[…]
Protecting Carden Alvar
Today we read the following message from Jean Iron, one of Ontario’s premier birders, to the Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists Club and became instantly concerned. Jean writes: “I’m wondering if the Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists Club knows about this proposed shooting center. If not, would you please pass on this information to your president and board. The Read more about Protecting Carden Alvar[…]
Accelerated growth of illegal palm oil plantations and the deforestation of the rain forests, threatens the very lives of orangutans, rhinos, tigers, elephants and indigenous people. Palm oil is a vegetable oil derived from the fruit of the African Oil Palm tree. Oil palms are native to Western Africa, but can be grown in any Read more about Palm Oil[…]
I read yesterday that Nestlé was approved to withdraw 400 gallons of water a minute in Michigan at the low cost of $200 a year. Meanwhile, the residents of Flint have been struggling over water since April 2014. I find that unacceptable. I started to think about Nestlé and an old memory came rushing back. Read more about Boycott Nestlé[…]
Protect the Piping Plover Nesting Area
Much of the following was published in the Sun Times, Owen Sound – Thursday, March 15, 2018. The Owen Sound Field Naturalists have issued an “urgent” call to action in response to the Mayor of South Bruce Peninsula’s assertion that the town will till and rake Sauble Beach this spring before the endangered piping plovers Read more about Protect the Piping Plover Nesting Area[…]