The Natural Interest Concern

Monthly Archives: February 2012

Langue verte

Langue verte

This site is possibly in danger of becoming an all-birds-all-the-time affair but I can’t help but look to the birds. The birds (along with a few squirrels and the near-feral neighbour cats) are keeping our backyard view alive. The vast … Keep reading

Slate-coloured Junco

Slate-coloured Junco

Not having traveled this month, February hasn’t been the bird-dense month that January was. Still I have enjoyed the sparse bird sightings attainable in our backyard. With only a handful of visiting birds in our yard, my list for February … Keep reading

Cultivating Wonder

Cultivating Wonder

When we speak about “childlike wonder” we are drawing on a time when wonder was as innate as breath. For children, wonder is practically key to their survival. Wonder is synonymous with a child’s fluid acquisition of language and their … Keep reading

Urban Wildness: Leslie Spit

Urban Wildness

Living in Toronto, our largest natural feature is Lake Ontario which wraps along the southern coast. One of our favourite spots to explore juts out into the lake in Toronto’s East end. Tommy Thompson Park — more commonly known locally … Keep reading

The Reluctant Birdwatcher

The Reluctant Birdwatcher

A few weeks ago, in Baja California, we had the chance to go on a couple of bird walks with an experienced and passionate guide. The initial question was one I have been asked before and my answer was predictable. … Keep reading