Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug found in Merrickville

by William Langenberg We have a new pest. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an excellent hitchhiker and extremely invasive. It made its way...

Billowy stands of an Invisible Invasive

by Fred Schueler, Fragile Inheritance Natural History In June, 2009, the vegetation around a small pond we had dug in 1983, formerly dominated by Meadowsweet...

Enhancing the eco-values of our patchwork landscape

by Philip Fry We should, I think, be content with the patchwork landscape we have inherited and how it is being currently governed at both...

Council declares Waste Reduction Week

Council has declared Waste Reduction Week in the Municipality of North Grenville, which runs October 18 – 24, 2021. Celebrating 20 years of success, Waste...

A New Year’s Agenda for Environmental Adaptation

by Philip Fry I was spurred to begin this column by the October 2021 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and a survey...

Interbreeding with Aliens

by Fred Schueler & Aleta Karstad, Fragile Inheritance Natural History On the radio and internet, you often encounter pitches for stories or movies of unknown...

Obvious Snails

by Fred Schueler, Fragile Inheritance Natural History When a species has “obvia” as its specific epithet, and it’s so conspicuous that you can survey its...

Soil, Landscape, and Reconciliation

submitted by Philip Fry Not long after “CO2 Down to Earth 2” appeared in the NGT, I dropped in to see friends who live just...

From Colonial Grid to Patchwork Landscape

by Philip Fry When colonial settlement was initiated in our region in the late eighteenth century, the forest inhabited by indigenous peoples was seen as...

CO2 Down to Earth

by Philip Fry A recent survey of Canadians concerning climate change and species loss found that 67% of its respondents were somewhat pessimistic about our...