Tag: Gary Schneider

A tough journey

As November arrives on Prince Edward Island, we notice fewer and fewer bird species that are common throughout the summer and fall. The warblers tha...

Love it or hate it

There are native plants that people have developed a strong dislike for. The reasons behind these attitudes are many. Sometimes it is physical—the...

The coneflower

It seems as though I learn something new every day. A few years ago I was gifted with some cut-leaved (yellow) coneflower seed from plants growing in ...

Seed saving

Individuals sometimes think that they don’t have a role to play in major environmental issues. Can we really tackle climate change? What about the e...

Trillium time

Trillium time

With the rush of growth in woodlands during June and July, trilliums are popping up all over the place. These woodland wildflowers are quite easy to i...

Forest health

When I do talks or teach courses on forest ecology, my presentations generally have one thing to read. It is a wise quote by a Forest Ecologist named ...

The elusive ironwood

Ironwood. Now that’s a name for a tree. Nothing weeping or willowy or trembling about this one. The very name oozes strength and hardness.  This na...

Owls in session

There is a mystique to how groups of birds are named. A murder of crows, who can indeed be murderous. A charm of hummingbirds, who are completely char...

Doing enough?

Are we doing enough for endangered species?

A good friend of mine used to say “He’s slow, but he does bad work.” It was the ultimate insult, but framed around a dark sense of humour that i...

A closer look

Winter on Prince Edward Island can present some challenges if you don’t enjoy cold temperatures, dislike shovelling, or need to drive on snow-clogge...

Winter birding

I took my first and only birding course many years ago from Geoff Hogan, a wonderful Island naturalist who unfortunately passed at much too young an a...

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