Invasive Species – Be Gone!

The 4th annual Invasive Species Action Week is scheduled for May 12th to May 18th this year. Coordinated by the Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS), the week is dedicated […]

All-season cycling is a growing trend

Photo credit – James Kamstra.    As another Orillia winter approaches, many local cyclists are putting their bikes away until the snow leaves us in the spring. Not Matt Thomson […]

BOO! It’s International ‘Bat’ Week!

They’ve been called creepy, scary and spooky, but bats are an important species that impact our daily lives in ways we might not even realize. From pollinating our favorite fruits […]

Butterfly Count! Butterflies Count!

There’s an old saying, that ‘Happiness is found in warm sun and butterflies.’ This adage was only half true on July 15th when Matt Thomson and a group of experts […]

2023 Bike Challenge sets stage for Annual Event.

‘Active transportation’ (walking and cycling) is a key contributor to reducing our personal carbon footprints, while boosting health benefits and getting us outdoors into the fresh air. Over the past […]

Seeding a Severn Wildflower Meadow…

On May 13th, 10 volunteers seeded a 4-acre pipeline corridor at the Simcoe County Forest Silver Creek tract just outside of Orillia, in hopes of converting it to a wildflower […]