Thursday, October 29, 2020
Ash Borer
Rarely in the past would I have stopped and read a notice board on trails. Circumstances have changed slightly - I like to be informed. The other day walking Sheppard's Bush trail I came across this Notice to Visitors from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA). It...
European Starling
Warning, some readers may find the following a little disturbing. While we were finishing up eating our late breakfast at a local restaurant, a European Starling accidentally flew into the window where we were sitting. After the impact, the European Starling dived involuntarily, face first and wings...
Aurora Community Arboretum, fall accents. To learn more about the Arboretum - history, maps, events - visit http://www.auroraarboretum.ca.
Wiarton Willie
Wiarton Willie, who is he anyway? What - a prognosticator groundhog, future weather-teller? I have not really paid attention to Wiarton Willie since I arrived in Canada back in the late 80’s. However, when I heard that on Groundhog Day February 2nd, 2014 Wiarton Willie predicted six more weeks...
Boardwalk along St. John's Sideroad.
squash
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON. Peppers and melons and squash, oh my! I planted a garden this year. A wee little patch, five foot by five foot at most. To be fair, I’ve gardened for years, our tiny scrap of grass was long ago ripped up by...
Birding
Birding in the Town of Aurora is fun, especially in the spring. Yes, spring is finally here. 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...
We had a major fog day in Aurora that also went reported everywhere in York Region and GTA. It was more evident on the country side roads and less in the urbanized areas. I must say, no real winter wonderland magic lately, just a few times. Hopefully soon it...
Our Town of Aurora community is definitely growing and I am for sure experiencing our town's growth on Saturdays. There is so much to be seen around the town that recently I must set my mind for one or two things to visit each week.  I don't...
Trees in the Aurora Heritage Conservation District. Few years ago when I made stopover at near St. John's Sideroad and Leslie Street area I have noticed a line of marked trees with a numbered metal tag. I thought - some kind of protection numbering system for the...