A Kawarthas' nature and climate resource

Stay abreast of local nature sightings, community events and climate change news and impacts; search thousands of previous sightings; read my 500+ Peterborough Examiner columns; learn about my three books; arrange a presentation or walk; and follow me on Twitter where I often post additional sightings and climate news


The latest wildlife sightings and photographs submitted by local naturalists and nature lovers as well as sightings from eBird. Go to Contact to submit your own sightings


Since 2004, my regular nature column in the Peterborough Examiner has covered topics such as monthly nature happenings, species' profiles, climate change, environmental education, nature destinations, evolution, and much more

Climate Change in the Kawarthas

Learn how nature in the Kawarthas is changing, and check out the latest climate news, my Peterborough Temperature Archive, and a PowerPoint presentation on local climate change impacts. Scroll down for the latest atmopheric CO2 reading

Presentations & Walks

I offer presentations on A Year in Nature in the Kawarthas, Climate Change in the Kawarthas, and Connecting Children to Nature. I am also available to lead a guided walk at local nature destinations or even on your own property


My two “Nature’s Year” books detail key happenings in the natural world over the course of the four seasons. With co-author Jacob Rodenburg, I have also written “The Big Book of Nature Activities” - a seasonal guide to games, nature skills, and core concepts to take learning outside

Monthly Almanacs

Learn what's happening in nature in the Kawarthas each month of the year. From April's frog chorus to October's colours, these events represent the mileposts of our changing seasons.


Search past sightings and columns. Simply enter the name of a species or topic in the Search bar at the top of the page. Popular searches include pollinators, bird song, monarchs, Point Pelee, almanac, and Costa Rica.

Latest daily reading of CO2 in atmosphere.
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