Category Archive for 'Conservation'

recently read and enjoyed

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

It’s been awhile since I put together a “recently read” post. I’ve actually bookmarked several interesting posts over the past couple of months, but never seemed to get my act together. I’ll try to remedy that situation today. But first, about the spiders. The one above seems to be a Shamrock Spider (Araneus trifolium) and […]

biodversity in the garden

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus auratus) on Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium) Yesterday, robin from Dharma Bums commented: Someday, if you haven’t already done so, maybe you could tell us what you planted to attract all these incredible spiders into your spider garden. You do have such an inspiring diversity of species there. Shortly after I began this […]

a triumph for the turtles

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

About two weeks ago, I wrote about the controversy over turtle signs in the Peterborough area west of here. The municipal council had recently voted to remove 42 turtle crossing signs posted around the county as part of a larger plan to remove all signs that are not included in the Ontario Traffic Manual. The […]

turtle crossing controversy

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

I had thought to write about something else this morning, but my original post was pre-empted by this one as it seems more timely. Yes, this is a recycled photo from last year’s post about turtle crossings. I briefly considered using one of my photos of crushed turtles from my Ribbon of Death roadkilled animal […]

nature field day

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

As promised, here’s a brief report on the nature field day that my friend, Eric Snyder, and I led at the Richmond Conservation Area on May 28, 2007. We spent much of the day exploring the nature trails with twenty of Lisa Hetherington’s science students from Bell High School. I believe this was our fourth […]

the dilemma

Monday, April 30th, 2007

I’ve just finished uploading the last of the bioblitz photos from the farm into my online galleries on Pbase. Later today, I’ll go through all of the images and ID and caption as many as I can, and then fill in a report sheet to send to the team that will be compiling the data […]

Turtle Tally & Spider WebWatch

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Yesterday, we spent much of the afternoon at two of our favourite places – Baird Woods, and Purdon Bog, both of which are located in the Lanark Highlands. We did some bioblitzing while hiking around. I’ll post some photos and a report on that in the next day or so. Today, I’m getting started blitzing […]