We Will Always Have Wasps Coping with biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene The purple martin swallows returned again this year. One of the last populations left in Quebec nests nearby. They occupy only a fraction of the nest boxes they once did, but they cling on. They arrived right on time this year, but the... Continue Reading →
Elegy for the Ash le beagle Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science Marian MacNair hears the trees fall in the forest https://lebeagle.qcbs.ca/post/184065654352/elegy-for-the-ash
Elegy for the Ash Marian MacNair hears the trees fall in the forest All over the island of Montreal this winter, municipalities have quietly been cutting down their ash trees. The walk to my children’s school passes stump after stump. A hike through the park looks like it was logged, and far from all the... Continue Reading →
Phenology is the timing of events in nature. Click Morgan Arboretum Phenology Calendar 2022 to see what is happening this week in nature on and around the island of Montreal.
They say you can divide the population pretty evenly between those who are afraid of snakes and those of spiders. My best friend and I growing up are typical: Debbe gamely smushed arachnids the size of jawbreakers with her bare hands, while I cowered - embarrassing for a cowgirl. Payback occurred years later, when I... Continue Reading →