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Looking up: Return of two bald eagles a great sign for Cootes Paradise

The nesting of these large majestic birds is a huge success story for the Royal Botanical Gardens’ efforts to restore Hamilton's ecological gem. When I was eight or so, my family took a trip to Waterton Lakes National Park on the Alberta/Montana border. The highlight of the trip…
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Hamilton is chickening out on backyard fowl

It may be illegal to keep hens and roosters within the city limits of Hamilton, but backyard chickens are a great addition to urban life. Driving through the tony neighbourhood of Kirkendall South a few years ago, you might have been surprised to see an escape artist chicken…
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What to consider when choosing a tree

Our beloved Norway maple, which provided hours of shade in the backyard, had to come down. That has led to a search for a native species that will provide food for birds and insects, grow quickly, withstand our hot summers and be resistant to pollution. Read on for…
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Keep an eye on the sky for raptors

Annual migration of hawks, vultures and falcons brings these hunting birds back to our area, lifted by the thermals created by the Niagara escarpment. If you’re like me, then driving this time of year can be a real hazard. It’s not the sudden unexpected snow squalls or foggy…
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Stargazers: The naturalists of the night

Winter nights are a great time to get outside and look up to enjoy the show the universe puts on. On March 1, Jupiter and Venus will line up very close to the moon. Look west about an hour after sunset and you won’t be able to miss…
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Take it Outside!

Don’t let the frigid temperatures put you off – getting outside during the winter can be both enjoyable and therapeutic, as long as you do it right. With that in mind, Jason Allen gives a few tips, tricks and words of wisdom on hitting the trails and making…
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