It’s Not Too Late to Help Save Canada’s Wild Species
There is little I value more than the beauty of the nature that blesses Canada—especially the slice of heaven on the edge of the Canadian Shield in Lanark County, Ont., where I am grateful to live. From the log house on 17 acres that my wife Mary Lou Carroll and I inhabit, I relish daily gifts such as melodious songbirds and peeping frogs in spring; tail-slapping beavers, sun-soaking turtles and yodelling loons in summer; flaming maples, ashes and aspens in autumn; and deer, coyote and fox tracks in winter.
Thrilling me with their magic and infusing me with joy, wild species are essential to my happiness. No wonder, then, that I count myself among the half of adult Canadians who, according to a 2012 survey, have chosen to live where we do in part to be close to nature.