Inaugural Christmas Bird Count for Kids

The combined efforts of Marg Paré of Waterloo Region Nature and Jenna Quinn of the rare Charitable Research Reserve brought to fruition our first Christmas Bird Count for Kids (held on January 7, 2017) — and a rare (pun intended) success it was.   Gerrit Kaminga, rare‘s program facilitator welcomed everyone and explained rare‘s myriad activities and research ventures. To start the program I…

A Step Back in Time: A Look at rare’s Historic Buildings

A Step Back in Time: A Look at rare’s Historic Buildings   It is the year 1862 and large snowflakes are gently dancing in the sky.  Behind the curtain of snowflakes you can see a stone farmhouse with a stoic stone barn in the background.  A stagecoach passes by on the road leaving tracks in…