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Starkey Hill Touching

Chickadee trained by seedy hikers, dog owners will brave open hands   finding it

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Thomas and his double double with Thor the terrier take the air and admire nature from the path tossing his disposable cup into the weeds. Later a cigarette carefully extinguished against a cedar trunk is butt ended onto the path. … Continue reading

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Wild and Woolly Find on Starkey Hill

I found a colony of a small, weird organism on a young beech tree as I was climbing up Starkey Hill. Each individual was tufted white with one particular long white hair and it, bizarrely, waved back and forth from … Continue reading

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The Hiker loves Nature, but Nature…?

Nature might not care… especially after being nailed with a sign. It’s a good idea to know one’s lasting impression.

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Natural Areas in Waterloo Region

When I was in my third year into my Undergraduate program (Environmental Science) at the University of Waterloo I did an interesting project for that year’s thesis. Naturalist guru Larry Lamb in the Ecology Lab and I wrote a guide … Continue reading

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