Planning a Fall Road Trip?

Planning a Fall Road Trip?

If you’re looking for a unique place to explore this fall, why not take a trip to the Cheltenham Badlands? This site is one of the most recognizable and visited natural heritage landmarks in southern… Continue Reading

Who’s Who in the World of Wasps?

Who’s Who in the World of Wasps?

It’s that time of year again when it’s hard to enjoy a meal outdoors without a wasp stopping by to bug you. Have you ever wondered why wasps become so irritating at the end of… Continue Reading

The Power of Outdoor Classrooms

The Power of Outdoor Classrooms

By CVC’s Jamie Williams, Specialist, Marketing & Communications One of the best ways to spark a natural curiosity in children is to take them outside. You’ll find endless opportunities for kids to see, hear and… Continue Reading

Butterfly Blitz – What’s in Our Watershed?

Butterfly Blitz – What’s in Our Watershed?

Blog Post by CVC’s Laura Timms, Natural Heritage Management Ecologist This summer we hosted our first annual Butterfly Blitz in the Credit River Watershed. Participants helped create a watershed-wide inventory of butterflies by sharing local… Continue Reading

Sounds of Nature are Important Clues About Environmental Health

Sounds of Nature are Important Clues About Environmental Health

By CVC’s Adrienne Ockenden, Specialist, Watershed Monitoring One of the greatest things about stepping out into the natural world is experiencing the vast array of sounds: the buzzing of insects, the calls of frogs, the… Continue Reading

Making your Garden the Talk of the Bug World

Making your Garden the Talk of the Bug World

By CVC’s Josh Brooks, Assistant, Environmental Outreach (Rural) We often put bird baths in our gardens to give birds a drink. But birds aren’t the only wildlife searching for a watering hole. Insects are often… Continue Reading

The Heat is on in our Local Streams

The Heat is on in our Local Streams

By CVC’s Adrienne Ockenden, Specialist, Watershed Monitoring We’re in the dog days of summer. For many of us, when the weather heats up, we escape to cooler places – an air-conditioned building or maybe to… Continue Reading

Schoolyard Transformation in Progress – Rain Garden Coming Soon

Schoolyard Transformation in Progress – Rain Garden Coming Soon

By Tooba Shakeel, Sustainable Neighbourhoods Coordinator We’re excited to announce a beautiful new rain garden will be constructed at Glendale Public School in City of Brampton’s Fletchers Creek SNAP neighbourhood. What is a rain garden?… Continue Reading

Caledon Landowner’s Vision Inspires Conservation Excellence

Caledon Landowner’s Vision Inspires Conservation Excellence

By CVC’s Calantha Elsby, Environmental Outreach Specialist David Clarkson strolls in waist-high grassland wildflowers growing on his Caledon farm. A Bobolink flashes by and perches on a wavering blade. He recalls how a bubbling stream… Continue Reading

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