Category Archives: Wild City

Toronto’s Winter Waterfowl

I’ve been wanting to write a post on winter ducks in Toronto for over a year. The opportunity finally presented itself early this month when I volunteered at Tommy Thompson Park’s Winter Waterfowl Event. It was a wonderful winter day … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count brings wonders on the waterfront and in the “wasteland”

I am very pleased to have a piece about my first Christmas Bird Count up as a guest post at Birds and Words. http://coyot.es/birdsandwords/2015/01/18/guest-blog-post-debbie-buehler/ Julia Zarankin calls herself  “a somewhat birder and writer” —  she excels at both — and … Continue reading

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Urban Nature and Releasing Perfectionism

Do you ever battle perfectionism? I do. My children’s faces still have traces of breakfast on them when I drop them at school, my last work email had a typo, and I haven’t had time to fix my mother’s printer. … Continue reading

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Wild PANAMA City

Is it possible to experience the tropical forest in the middle of a city of over a million? Yep! http://bunchfamily.ca/wild-panama-city/ And it just underscores the importance of wild areas in cities worldwide. Keel-billed toucan

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City Kids and City Trees — Natural Allies

When I was a kid, I climbed up into the great branches of the enormous Silver Maple in our yard. I spent hours in that temple of green. But my downtown backyard has no such tree, so how can I share this experience with my … Continue reading

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Earth Day — Spring into Action

High of 22 Celsius in TO!! Spring has finally arrived and right on time for Earth Day. I write about our last years’ Earth Day exploits and potential plans for 2014 over at Wild City. http://bunchfamily.ca/spring-into-earth-day-action/

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‘Nicotine’ (neonicotinoid) is bad for bees too

Nicotine-like substances aren’t just bad for humans, they’re bad for bees too, especially when it comes to producing more queen bees – the ‘super moms’ of the colonies. The fate of bees and other insects is important because about a … Continue reading

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