This edition of the Nearby Nature Project includes a couple of special bird sightings in the Bow Valley, observations on the change from fall to winter, and a book review!
Autumn is my favorite time of the year. It's garden harvest time, the deciduous trees put on a colorful show and birds are migrating. What a wonderful time to explore nearby Nature.
This instalment of the Nearby Nature Project touches on policy-making as a means to address biodiversity loss and garden "pests." I also share some birdwatching highlights, gardening successes and some cute backyard visitors.
Despite Canada's record breaking forest fire season, and the dampening effect of wildfire smoke on wellbeing, there are still plenty of opportunities to strengthen nature connectedness.
We have cancelled many nearby nature adventures due to wildfire smoke. I've also put off thinning the apples and weeding. So my time spent on the nearby nature project has been much less that usual this month. Fortunately, there was one week when we had a break from the smoke and got out and about …