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What happened to the Canada Geese? I have noticed that around the McKenzie Wetland, the Atkinson Wetland and the Nokiidaa Trail Link boardwalk on St. John’s Sideroad, just East of Yonge Street, views have been almost “goose free.” I am not complaining. There are many other hard to spot species at the wetlands to observe, …

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that attacks Ash trees and it is a big concern. “Ash wood is used to make various tools, handles, baseball and softball bats and bows. It also makes very good firewood. Ash trees are also perfect material for old fashion shafts for bow and arrows.” Source: Ash tree, Wiki. However, …

McKenzie Wetland, how about writing a bit about this nature place? Overload encountered. Often I get a sudden surge of thoughts and a sudden urge to write a blog post. In fact my thoughts are related to our Aurora community and politics mostly; not just municipal politics lately; and many never made it to publishing. I take …

Another great photo journey on June 13, 2015 through the Merlin’s Hollow, an English garden, a collection of about 2000 flowering species, of course not photographed yet by me. It rained most of the week, heavy showers in fact, thunders and tornado warnings, and it rained the night before leaving shiny rain drops everywhere in …

Today, a beautiful morning walk through Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area in Aurora … therapeutic. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area Town of Aurora, Ontario

A black bear was killed by York Regional Police in Newmarket, Ontario; breaking news on June 1st, 2015. The black bear death news made headlines on almost all major news networks probably across the nation, if the bear only new, CTV, Global, CBC had the coverage; and stirred up a lot of controversy on social …

Merlin’s Hollow English garden, what can I say, it’s a garden full of hidden flowering treasures, crawling and flying creatures, and calming nature sounds. Okay, once in a while a crow interrupts with a sound equivalent to a drum beat. I have been visiting Merlin’s Hollow garden here in the Town of Aurora (Ontario) since 2011, rain …

The Highland Gate Golf Club on a beautiful Saturday morning April 25, 2015. A walk about photo gallery of the west end of the Highland Gate Golf Club that is now closed. Chickadee Fallen Mallard Friends The Last of Golf Reaching Out Nothing But Sand Pit Now Fresh Grass Patch Just Weeping Bridge, For How …

Spring is finally here in Aurora. Birds are here. Tiny flowers starting to poke their heads to reach out for the sun. Not much of green grass but it will fill in anytime soon. Trees starting to bud. Sun is much warmer. Birding around Aurora is always fun. Keep your eyes open. Birds are everywhere, …

The Aurora Community Arboretum has a full task force behind it – a task force of experienced and hard working volunteers that many of us don’t see. “Knock, knock!” I echoed back in my head – “Who is there?” It was someone at my door I didn’t know. I had a brief conversation with a stranger. …