Many people enjoy foraging in the wild for edible plants. It's a traditional pastime for many of us, and the enjoyment of seeking and finding plants such as fiddlehead ferns and mushrooms is a way to marry our love of nature to eating the freshest...
The other day, while driving the Notch Road bisecting Gatineau Park, I saw someone releasing a raccoon from a cage into the forest. He'd caught it in a humane catch-and-release trap and was letting it go into the forest.
Many of you contact me asking for help identifying plants and animals. Although I'm delighted to hear from readers, I want to share some excellent identification tools. Naturally, these represent a small sampling
My husband Eric -- a long believer in raised-bed gardens for our vegetables -- has built brand-new containers from poplar selectively felled on our property. Increasingly well-known gardener Tara Nolan
Spring is coming. Everyone wants to get out and about in nature to welcome the retreat of the snow, and to stroll, hike, bike, horseback ride, or paddle in the countryside and urban parks.