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[…]

Palm Oil It's Time to Save the Rainforests

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 <span class="entry-title-primary">Palm Oil</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">It's Time to Save the Rainforests</span>[…]

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[…]

Got Milk?

“Drink Your Milk” Your Mother Said looks like Mom was wrong

The Globe and Mail published an article last week titled Soy, coconut, almond or rice: How do non-dairy ‘milks’ stack up nutritionally? While that’s a great question if someone is looking for an alternative to milk as they try to give up dairy completely, they are comparing how the alternatives stack up against milk. My Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">“Drink Your Milk” Your Mother Said</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">looks like Mom was wrong</span>[…]

Washed up plastic waste on a beach in Singapore.

Drowning in Plastic Waste how can we help?

Plastic waste is one of the largest problems confronting the environment today. We are drowning in it. In our landfill, along our roads, in our waterways and in the ocean. According to the Guardian “a million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">Drowning in Plastic Waste</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">how can we help?</span>[…]


Let’s Reduce Meat Consumption and help save the planet

I have been a meat eater all of my life. I enjoy eating meat. It took a diagnosis of arterial clogging twelve years ago to get me to begin to consider the consequences of my lifestyle. I reduced my consumption of red meat and greatly reduced my consumption of fats. Three years ago I met Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">Let’s Reduce Meat Consumption</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">and help save the planet</span>[…]