Spring is an ideal time to boost your Nature connection. The short-lived bird migration season increases both the absolute numbers and number of bird species around. Maybe you'll add a bird or two (or more) to your year- or life-list! It's also when gardeners finalize their seed orders, start seeds and hope for the most bountiful harvest and prolific blooms ever. Of course there's snow melt, mud and spring yard clean-up to contend with. But for me, the joys far outweigh the work.
Nearby Nature Project: 2023 February
February's the month for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. And we finally spotted one of the two bobcats that have been wandering in our suburban neighbourhood.
Nearby Nature Project: 2022 November/December
This edition of the Nearby Nature Project talks about the abrupt transition of summer to fall to winter in the Bow Valley. Plus, I review James Raffan's "Ice Walker" and explain the troubles we've had with our backyard birdfeeder.
Nearby Nature Project: 2022 October
The latest edition of the Nearby Nature Project links to recent news about grizzly bear movement through the Bow Valley, more research on the benefits of spending time connecting with Nature and describes a once-in-a-lifetime bald eagle observation.
Nearby Nature Project: 2022 June
Welcome to the latest instalment of the Nearby Nature Project! Over 25 years ago I learned that fostering my relationship with Mother Nature is essential to my well-being. So I garden, walk, hike, cycle and/or kayak just about every day. I’m not alone in discovering that being outside is good for mind and body. Mainstream …