the hunt for the lakeside daisy

In mid-June I took a ten day trip to the Bruce Peninsula to conduct an insect survey with the University of Waterloo. Being part of a small and cohesive team with a job to do can lead to some of the best days outdoors and spending time together in our down-time is always end up…

national wildlife week

April 7 to 13th is National Wildlife Week! Wonder what you can do to do more for wildlife in your region? Care to learn about species at risk in Canada?

Dense Blazing Star, Liatris spicata

Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) The Dense Blazing Star is one of the thousands of species in the Asteraceae family, and is one of the twenty-seven species in the Liatris genus. This wildflower can be found in moist soils and has many suitable habitats including: fens, wet prairies, swamps, roadsides, fields, and marshy meadows. The…