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Day of Awesome Discoveries

The fog Sunday morning was heavy and damp, you could hardly see 3 metres ahead. Circumstances led me to finding a recently-hit snowy owl on road while on my way to our location. It was an amazing [...]

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Sunday – where we hit the books . . .and the wetlands

Sunday May 21, 2017 After a beautiful spring night complete with chatty spring peepers and booming thunderclaps, we met Sunday morning in the Rebel Roots greenhouse. Building on some of our [...]

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From Forest Forage to Potluck Feast

Saturday May 20, Grey County It was a beautiful sunny Spring day when the Wild Plants Apprentices met up to have their first wild edible themed day! As soon as we exited the cars, it was only a [...]

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On the Wolf Trail

                                                                  Wolf Trail through a bog Tales from the Tracking Trail This past weekend our Wildlife Tracking Apprentices and I were on the [...]

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Tree Teachings

December Plants Apprenticeship Weekend 2016   We drove up Alexis’ driveway, excited for the weekend ahead of us, a few of our classmates were standing on the lawn, we waved, parked the car [...]

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Digging Roots

The usual sounds of the forest were temporarily replaced by the rhythmic sounds of our knives carving the black cherry tree pieces from which we were making our digging sticks.  Most of us had [...]

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Tracking the language of the wild

On a late August Friday afternoon I find myself with two friends on a journey north from the city I live in: driving through a series of highways that become progressively narrower, less busy and [...]

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Plants & Spirits

The beat of the drum was steady and reassuring.  Light rain covered everything.  Our eyes closed, minds open, bodies still, hearts floating.  We walked steadily down the staircase feeling more [...]

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Fisher Foray

This piece is written from the perspective of the animals that we tracked on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the Bells Lake Conservation Area. The quilled shape clings to a thin branch that arches [...]

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Bruno’s story:

We began our morning by exploring the surroundings of our cabin on the southern edge of Sasajewun lake in Algonquin park . Just like the night before, tracks of martens which had been said to be [...]