Creek Clean-up!

In January this year the Stoney Creek Environment Committee was asked by some eager youth from Moscrop Highschool if we could give them an opportunity to do some environmental work as part of a class project. We were delighted to engage these young men and they have...

Hunters in the Sky!

Falcons and other raptors strike their prey from above with all four toes extended.  The Birders Handbook, Ehrlich, Dobkin, Wheye, 1988 It happened so quickly … a merlin – quiet, fast; deadly swooped through the trees scattering the group of birds feasting...

Forest Friends

The plants are your friends. As you walk by them in the forest greet them by name. This will help you remember them. Rub the leaves of an elderberry and you smell peanut butter, a herb Robert geranium – nuts and a swamp or stink current’s – currents. Who...

Read, Set, Count!

The Stoney Creek Environment Committee began keeping official bird records in August of 1996. That important work continues to this day with data recorded on bird species, sex, age, nesting sites and behaviour. In 2014 our weekend birding group identified 36 bird...

A Bird Magnet!

A Bird Magnet! Zip, zing, zoom – birds are flying everywhere! I knew this was going to be a good walk exclaims Mojgan – I just knew it. The air is buzzing with excitement as the five of us explore this ‘new to us’ trail. We entered the grassy pathway just...