Author: Bruce Doran


International day of mosquitoes

The days of mosquito-borne diseases might be numbered …. August 20th was the international day of mosquitoes. These small insects might be a nuisance for us in northern Ontario, but in other parts of...


Underworld Invaders: watch out for those earthworms!

Did you know that the earthworms that you find in your backyard are actually not native to Canada? These invertebrates were brought over when Europeans started colonizing this country. Therefore, these earthworms are classified...


What is this? It’s dragon’s skin!

You might have noticed these odd looking “bugs” on grasses, branches or docks near the edge of water. Many people think that these are the left over bodies or skin of spiders but in...