Species Range and Habitat Reciprocity

by Philip Fry A few days ago, Nick Weissflog, a young friend pursuing environmental studies, came to visit me. Nick is currently doing research on...

Natural Succession, part 2

by Philip Fry Natural succession does not proceed in a straight timeline from a disturbance to a stable climax habitat community, nor does it do...

Natural Succession

by Philip Fry One of the main differences between colonial and habitat gardening is the approach taken to the ecological process of natural succession, the...

Darkness, Light, and the Canada Columbine

by Philip Fry Darkness has once again spread over our Province. With 16.8 percent of eligible voters claiming a majority government, the illusions we might...

Mulches and Woodland Blue Phlox

By Philip Fry In my last column, I discussed the soil profile of an undisturbed site. The top layer, generally labelled “O,” is composed of...

Pocket Gardens and Trout Lilies

by Philip Fry  It is difficult for most of us to know what to do about the loss of biodiversity taking place right under our...

Wild Ginger, Bloodroot and Volunteers

by Philip Fry As I wandered along our lane watching early wildflowers begin to show, it occurred to me that there are similarities between these...

The restorative potential of the Ferguson Forestry Centre

by Philip Fry A reader recently wrote to me about her property, asking for suggestions about what might be done to clean, restore, and plant...

Working to Enhance Our Habitat

by Philip Fry Not long after my last contribution to this column, I received an email message questioning my purposes. I was asked: “What is...
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Recycled Materials: Why they’re better for our community and our homes

by Jackie Edwards With the climate crisis still a growing threat, people are trying to find more ways to attain sustainability. In Canada, the government...