Feature Blog

For nearly a decade, the mute swan I called Celeste cruised the waves of Ashbridge’s Bay alongside her lifelong mate, Laika. In good weather and bad, the two swans were a devoted pair, defending their territory together against all threats. Every year, they worked tirelessly together to hatch and raise ...
We are fortunate at Humber Bay to have two species of swans. Trumpeters are those with the all-black beaks, and Mute Swans have orange beaks. Trumpeters are native to North America. They are being encouraged to nest in the region as part of restoration efforts after over-hunting nearly eliminated them more ...
When I was a child a guy down the street bragged about shooting “buzzards” – Turkey Vultures – at his cottage simply because they were “ugly,” with no other explanation were needed. I’ve seen “ugliness” used to justify killing of a range of wildlife species, and, also to identify dangerous ...
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