Category Archives: Climate Change

A Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?

Black-capped Chickadees at Wye Marsh near Midland, Ontario.

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The New Year and a Home-Grown Resolution

We all made our famous resolutions by now, yet some will be broken before the crocuses peek through the snow. I was never big on making them, for fear I would not live up to my own expectations. But this … Continue reading

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Odour-ableTenants

A few months ago, a skunk decided to make her home underneath my garden shed. I wasn’t too thrilled about the new tenant, but skunks are nocturnal and I didn’t see or smell her presence the following weeks. This morning, while enjoying a lovely … Continue reading

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How to Make Dandelion Schnapps

On the special occasion of Mother’s Day, I’d like to post a recipe in honour of Mother Nature! Forget about treating Taraxacum officinale as a garden or lawn weed and start appreciating the beneficial properties of Dandelions! First, dash out to get a bottle … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day, Mr. Harper, how does your garden grow?

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Randy Says I’m Missing the News!

I was sitting in bed on a leisurely Saturday morning, sipping a cup of Irish breakfast tea and reading my brand new copy of Dottie Angel’s modern fairy tale about Life at Mossy Shed … sounds good so far, doesn’t it? … Continue reading

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Environmental art: colour pencils

environmental art: colour pensils, a photo by dollydori on Flickr. This is one of my favourite recent finds on Flickr: giant log pencil crayons. I like to describe environmental art as the artist’s conversation with nature. The landscape provides the … Continue reading

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Art Speaks Volumes …

and Franke James can tell you why! It just so happens that Franke is very passionate about the environment, as we all should be. Global warming is a term I did not grow up with, but for today’s youth, it’s … Continue reading

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Franke James Has Six Great Tools

Franke’s tools aren’t the usual ‘home improvement’ equipment like hammer and nails. The Toronto based artist and activist is committed to ‘bothering our green conscience’ by using her wit and imagination. ‘Going Green’ is a hot topic in education these days. Every school has a ‘Green Team’ … Continue reading

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