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COLUMN: Diseased beech part of forest's circle of life

COLUMN: Diseased beech part of forest's circle of life

Beware false prophets when it comes to the trees and wildlife of the forest and its life cycle, warns nature columnist
COLUMN: Hear that 'maniacal' laughter? It's a barred owl

COLUMN: Hear that 'maniacal' laughter? It's a barred owl

Columnist urges people to keep their eyes open, especially around bird feeders that have voles and squirrels visiting, as you may well observe a unique species
COLUMN: Winter? Neither wildlife nor humans can bank on it

COLUMN: Winter? Neither wildlife nor humans can bank on it

'There have been many other winters of similar situation, winters that didn’t see humans instantly, incessantly, telling the world how things look in their yard,' says columnist
COLUMN: 'Big thaw' causing havoc in our natural world

COLUMN: 'Big thaw' causing havoc in our natural world

Mild spell affecting natural denizens of the area, as most wild critters find their entire life dictated by whims of weather patterns
COLUMN: Muted splash of colour remains mystery of nature

COLUMN: Muted splash of colour remains mystery of nature

Nature columnist says 'paper-thin and beautiful texture and colour of a beech tree leaf' in the middle of winter is a slow, but sure step in evolution
COLUMN: Magical window frost is nature's 'true art'

COLUMN: Magical window frost is nature's 'true art'

'In this world of high-tech gadgetry, within these ages of discovery, it is the simple swirl of frost that takes my spirit onwards,' says outdoors columnist
COLUMN: Red-breasted nuthatches now frequent flyers at feeder

COLUMN: Red-breasted nuthatches now frequent flyers at feeder

Now common daily visitor to local feeders could win award for cutest bird, says nature columnist
COLUMN: Need vs. greed in nature — a matter of perspective

COLUMN: Need vs. greed in nature — a matter of perspective

Can solution be agreed upon to ensure environmental stewardship is prioritized? That's a question on the minds of many as the calendar flips to 2024
COLUMN: Antlers, 'crime scene' tell quite a tale about deer

COLUMN: Antlers, 'crime scene' tell quite a tale about deer

Analysis determines a male dear, found dead in the woods, had been healthy and only four years old, which begs the question of what happened
COLUMN: Ruffed grouse are experts at camouflage, adapting

COLUMN: Ruffed grouse are experts at camouflage, adapting

In addition to their colouring and behaviour, these birds have 'unique way of preparing for winter in that they grow snowshoes,' says nature columnist