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December 15, 2020
RiverStone welcome's a new Ecologist...and opens an office in North Bay!

RiverStone is excited to have a new ecologist join our team - a very warm welcome to Lisa Uskov who brings over 7 years of experience as an ecological consultant for both agency and private clients. Lisa specializes in habitat assessments using provincial criteria including Ecological Land Classification and the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System. RiverStone […]

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September 27, 2020
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Winter Weather Predictions?

This past week I was spending most of my free time harvesting the last of the vegetable garden with my son, and he was pointing out all kinds of things we were finding in our yard. One of those, was a woolly caterpillar. I caught him picking dandelion greens and taking them to various woolly […]

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August 31, 2020
Turtle hatching season - worth the wait!

I was recently at a neighbour's house admiring their garden (and picking a few fresh veggies for dinner) when she shared with me an amazing feat of nature she witnessed that very morning. She had the opportunity to WATCH a nest of turtle eggs hatch, right before her eyes! Let's talk turtles and how incredible […]

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July 30, 2020
Beech Bark Disease

One of the many iconic forest trees in Central Ontario is the American Beech (Fagus americana). This tree is most well known for it's smooth grey bark with a broad crown. Beech trees are easily identified in all seasons due to their smooth bark which some people refer to as "elephant legs" in the forest. […]

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June 5, 2020
Who's calling in the night?

The spring and summer months bring all sorts of bird calling back to the forest, and typically, we listen for birds in the morning hours after sunrise; however, there are other birds that only call in the evening/night which are very unique! One of those birds is the provincially threatened Eastern Whip-poor-will. The Eastern Whip-poor-will […]

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May 12, 2020
Surveying for Snakes!

We've had such an interesting spring season in 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic and shifting to working from home, it's been nice to have the opportunity to continue to keep up with fieldwork in a solo capacity to maintain social distancing measures. One of our projects has involved conducting surveys for snake emergence this spring […]

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