Category Archives: Local wildlife

Hamilton’s Green Islands Under Threat

by Herman van Barneveld A Northern Parula sings at the edge of the 3-acre woodlot while my students are measuring the diameter of some labeled Hop-hornbeams, Black Cherry trees, and towering, 150-year old Red Oak trees. The woodlot is called … Continue reading

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Developers’ plans uncertain because of threatened songbird

TORONTO –  The bird has the voice of R2-D2 from Star Wars, but for land developers and farmers across Ontario, its call heralds the sound of an uncertain future. The bobolink, a medium-sized black songbird with a white back and … Continue reading

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Red-tailed Hawk in Crerar Forest – January 23 2013

Today as I left this morning, saw this MASSIVE bird of prey in the Crerar Forest. His head was turned the other way, and unfortunately I had to jump in the car and go. What a beautiful sight he was.

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