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Moth Madness: Managing Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

Moth Madness: Managing Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

We received a lot of great questions about Gypsy Moth caterpillars, which seemed to be everywhere in late spring. Gypsy Moths are an introduced species that go through three- to four-year population booms, and we… Continue Reading

Celebrate Pollinator Week

Celebrate Pollinator Week

What do a rural homeowner in Erin, a Jewish congregation in Mississauga and a brewery in Caledon have in common? It may not seem obvious, but if you visited their properties, you’d quickly discover the… Continue Reading

Private Landowners Partner for Stormwater Solutions

Private Landowners Partner for Stormwater Solutions

When rain falls it needs somewhere to go. On hard surfaces such as roads, parking lots and roofs, it’s not able to soak into the ground. Instead, rainwater becomes stormwater runoff. It is collected by… Continue Reading

We’re Suckers for Citizen Science

We’re Suckers for Citizen Science

Ever wondered what’s going on along the shoreline and under the waves? Last summer, our staff filmed an episode for a new show on TVOkids called FishHeads. The series encourages youth to become citizen scientists… Continue Reading

Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area Takes Shape

Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area Takes Shape

With strict health and safety protocols in place, our restoration crew is continuing to construct a beautiful 64-acre conservation area on the Lake Ontario shoreline. This spring, we’ve planted over 4,700 trees and shrubs and… Continue Reading

An Impossumible Feast

An Impossumible Feast

Recently, my son and I had an uncanny wildlife encounter in our backyard. We watched as something furry and grey waddled through the small strip of greenspace behind our home. With its long snout and… Continue Reading

Mayflies – the ‘Circle of Life’

Mayflies – the ‘Circle of Life’

The emergence of the mayfly is a spectacular but very short-lived sight to see. Each year from May through August, adult mayflies emerge from lakes and rivers. In some parts of North America, swarms of emerging mayflies are… Continue Reading

A Question Mark with Four Wings

A Question Mark with Four Wings

Life is full of uncertainty. At the same time, being grateful for spring and the return of many plants and animals can bring joy even while some things remain unknown. One species that embodies both… Continue Reading

Leading in a time of COVID

By Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer I am a CAO of an organization with approximately 215 staff – and other than Teams video chats I have not seen one of them in person for 35… Continue Reading

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