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

State of Canada’s Birds Reports Dramatic Human Influence

  We can make a difference. The State of Canada’s Birds 2012, released last month, proves conservation pays off. Unfortunately, more bird populations are declining than improving. This first-of-its-kind national report demonstrates two ways everyone can help: by volunteering for … Continue reading

How Amateur Birding Aids Conservation

I plan to spend most of today traversing the woods and byways of Wellington County as a dry run for the 2012 Baillie Birdathon. Please consider sponsoring me toward my goal of raising $1,000 for bird conservation. As I will … Continue reading