Become a citizen scientist with City Stream Watch!

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If you’re fascinated by the natural world, love spending time outside or simply want an excuse to splash around in your local creek, now’s...

Hostas and other shady characters!

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by David Dunn of Rideau Woodland Ramble  In the deep dark corners of your garden, you can find some pretty shady characters! Hostas are a...

Early Daffodils

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by Fred Schueler – Fragile Inheritance Natural History Even before the poet William Wordsworth "wandered lonely as a cloud (into])a host of golden daffodils," these...

Frogs in the El Niño Spring

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by Fred Schueler, Fragile Inheritance Natural History “The El Niño–Southern Oscillation is a climate phenomenon that exhibits irregular quasi-periodic variation in winds and sea surface temperatures over...

Feeding from the clouds: net ombrotrophy as a measure of the health of landscapes

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by Fred Schueler, Fragile Inheritance Natural History With the increased human population and intensification of agriculture, the North Grenville Environmental Advisory Committee is undertaking a...

Report highlights environmental concerns in Rideau Watershed

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from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority  A new detailed analysis from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has found many parts of the Rideau River...

In defence of our forests and woodlots

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by Marc Nadeau I occasionally drive along Somerville Road and my eyes are still not accustomed to the big block of cleared land that was,...

Cathartic Buckthorn!

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by Fred Schueler and Aleta Karstad Fragile Inheritance Natural History As the leaves of native trees and shrubs fall, the last broad-leaved green along roads and in...

The Weather with Connor

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featuring Connor Mockett Hello, everyone! Welcome back to another week of The Weather with Connor. This week I’d like to talk about one of the...

The 5th Canadian Freshwater Mollusc Research Meeting

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by Fred Schueler and Aleta Karstad  Streams, ponds, and lakes support a diverse range of species of snails and bivalves (clams & mussels), with fascinating life...