Third Annual OFNC Members Photo Night

By Barry Cottam Nine presenters turned out on a messy winter’s night, with about a dozen more folks in the audience, for our 3rd annual members photo night event. Organizers Hume Douglas and Barry Cottam had some initial concern about the low numbers, but then were kept on their toes finding time for everyone to [...]

2016-02-26T03:02:32-05:00February 26th, 2016|OFNC event|

Help save the American Eel: write a letter now

by Ken Buchan, OFNC Conservation Committee Note: The deadline for submissions is 18 March 2016 Background American Eel (Anguilla rostrata). See Freezing Nature for more photos The American Eel (Anguilla rostrata), once common over a large portion of eastern Canada, has declined dramatically in much of its Canadian range due to pressures from [...]

2016-02-26T00:40:40-05:00February 26th, 2016|Conservation|

FWG participates in the Great Backyard Bird Count

An American Robin getting a drink from still-open water in our creek by Sandy Garland This year, a group of FWG volunteers reported the smallest number of birds ever, although not the fewest species. The bitter cold over the weekend likely drove most birds into shelter. David Hobden, who leads this activity for [...]

2018-01-02T18:56:57-05:00February 18th, 2016|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Brush piles: improving backyard habitat

This is the first in a series of suggestions from the Conservation Committee for things you can do around your home in aid of wildlife and conservation. Some will be published in the next few issues of Trail & Landscape, but others will appear only as blog posts under the category “Conservation how to” - [...]

2016-02-15T21:33:40-05:00February 15th, 2016|Conservation how to|