Bullfrogs return to the lake, bellowing Beethoven

The bullfrogs are back, at least for this summer, and I found a musical mnemonic for their song in one of Beethoven’s symphonies. One morning each June for the past 15 years I have left the cottage around 4 a.m. … Continue reading

Petition to protect Jefferson salamander habitat in Kitchener

The Jefferson salamander, an endangered species in Canada and Ontario, has wriggled its way into another controversy over urban development. The dispute centres on a proposed road extension in Southern Kitchener on the edge of known salamander habitat. Urge Ontario … Continue reading