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THE SIGHT OF 10,000 Tundra swans stopping en masse along the Long Point causeway this weekend can take one’s breath away. Just imagine, as a Bird Studies Canada spokesperson said: “You could not see any open water.”
Mother Nature at its finest.
….. With domestic food prices rising by the minute, it seems, no better time to draw attention to an event by the Grand River Community Health Centre – Growing Connections: Let’s Talk About Food. They’ll be discussing emerging food system issues and developing connections at a March 30 gathering.
…. Education and fun combined – it was a winning combination at the Norfolk Wildlife Festival and Adventure Show over the weekend in Simcoe. Kids were they were being introduced to rare and endangered animals, everything from snakes to turtles to whales. And that’s not all.
…. Always a good sign that spring is right around the corner when we hear that clarion call “The sap is running.” Couldn’t come at a better time.
…. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is taking dead aim at wildlife damage to crops and livestock, ramping up its attention and driving home the point that wildlife damage is an important issue. The organization is working on a final strategy that will be expanded to include a list of predators and affected livestock including mules, elk, deer, bison, alpacas, ostriches, emus, rheas, donkeys and llamas.
Last but not least: We have all been numbed by the Japan catastrophe, but one bit of information seems to take the overall shock and terror to another level – the devastated country’s coastline moved a maximum of eight feet and shifted the Earth’s axis as well. These are big numbers, with the potential for big long-term effects.
Mother Nature at its most chilling.
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