EPCOR’s Community Liaison Committee

We are looking for a member of the Capilano community to join our Community Liaison Committee (CLC).  The CLC meets to discuss issues, programs and projects relating to the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant and helps EPCOR better understand community priorities related to wastewater service delivery.  The time commitment is two evenings per year. If … Read moreEPCOR’s Community Liaison Committee

Neighbours helping Neighbours at Christmas Time

For each of us, the traditions of the Christmas season are celebrated in different ways, but the one tradition that is similar for many of us is celebrating with a meal.  But did you know that for 65,000  Edmontonians this year, the simplest traditions – eating together – will not be possible without the help of the … Read moreNeighbours helping Neighbours at Christmas Time

Nature Notes-Sleeping the Winter Away

By Capilano resident Terri Lynn Perron – Wildlife Biologist & Master Naturalist for the City of Edmonton I never think of winter as a boring season of dormancy.  Every animal (and plant for that matter) native to our northern environment has evolved amazing adaptations to cope with life in winter’s deep freeze, furthermore to ensure … Read moreNature Notes-Sleeping the Winter Away

Nature Notes – Edmonton Naturalization Group

By Capilano resident Terri Lynn Perron – Wildlife Biologist & Master Naturalist for the City of Edmonton I haven’t noticed any ladybugs stretching their legs after their big winter sleep yet; however the Northern Alberta Birding Hotline reports Bluebirds are making their return along with Varied Thrushes east of Edmonton.  Could it be!?  Spring at … Read moreNature Notes – Edmonton Naturalization Group

Nature Notes – Common Redpoll Bird

 By Capilano resident Terri Lynn Perron – Wildlife Biologist & Master Naturalist for the City of Edmonton    There are many fascinating survival adaptations that our resident animal friends possess to endure our long winters.  I recently learned of a new one of which I thought I would share.  The Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) is … Read moreNature Notes – Common Redpoll Bird

Nature Notes

By Capilano resident Terri Lynn Perron – Wildlife Biologist & Master Naturalist for the City of Edmonton

     Last month my toddler said at the breakfast table “Bacon is perfect!”  Many folks, particularly of the male persuasion, would agree that there are two ingredients that make just about any food delicious: butter (fat) and bacon. Many birds also agree.

Terri’s Favorite Summer Suet Recipe:

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Nature Notes – The Role of Trees

By Capilano resident Terri Lynn Perron – Wildlife Biologist & Master Naturalist for the City of Edmonton

 

Trees play a vital yet undervalued role in a city environment.  Please reflect on the amazing advantages of having a large tree in your yard as you tootle around this spring, pruning and yard cleaning.  It’s true some mature trees must be removed for safety or property damage reasons.  However, if you are considering cutting down an old tree for aesthetic reasons only, I would challenge you to first contemplate the gnarly beauty of an old master craftsman’s hands…or the faces of withered tribeswomen on National Geography.  With age and imperfection, come wonderful stories of survival and adaptation.

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