Category Archives: Environmentalism

Book review: Locavore

On a whim, I decided to read some of the books recommended by the David Suzuki Foundation’s Book Club. The first I read was Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens – How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat, by Sarah … Continue reading

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Paul Nicklen on polar life

This is a brilliant, funny, and beautiful presentation about polar life (with a few bonus pictures of a spirit bear). Description: “Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary … Continue reading

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Data collection with EALT

This weekend I assisted with data collection at the Edmonton Area Land Trust’s newest property, Boisvert’s Greenwood (for those not familiar with French, that’s Greenwood’s Greenwood, ha!). It’s a lovely forested area surrounded by farmer’s fields and virtually untouched, aside from a dugout, … Continue reading

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Weeding for wildlife with EALT

I had another field day with the Edmonton Area Land Trust (EALT) this weekend. This time, we headed to Golden Ranches. It started of as a bit of a chilly day with thick clouds overhead, but once we got working, we warmed … Continue reading

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Weeding for wildlife with EALT

This weekend I went out for my first field day of the summer with the Edmonton Area Land Trust (EALT). We headed out to the Glory Hills property to weed invasive species (specifically Canadian Thistle and Common Tansy). This is … Continue reading

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Animal tracking with EALT

This weekend I joined EALT on a morning of animal tracking and snowshoeing at their Pipestone Creek property. Unfortunately, we were also looking for evidence of off-road vehicle use (which is prohibited, as the property is protected and only meant … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count 2013

This year I participated in the Christmas Bird Count (2013 results not posted yet). Contrary to its title, it does not happen on Christmas Day, it just happens around Christmas. I have limited knowledge of the different bird species and can … Continue reading

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Pipestone Creek

I was out with EALT again, last weekend. This time we went to Pipestone Creek, which is at the North-West end of Coal Lake. We were installing signs to let people know where the restoration areas were (i.e., where the … Continue reading

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One last field day*

*By “last”, I really mean the last one of the summer, if you think that summer ends when school starts (I prefer to think that summer extends at least a little bit into September). We’ll probably have at least one … Continue reading

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More volunteering

I’ve been volunteering with the Edmonton Area Land Trust (EALT) all summer (missing only one site management day and one farmer’s market booth day) and each time I head out with them, I end up having a great day and getting … Continue reading

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