Trout Unlimited is Completing an eDNA Study on Squirrel Creek

If you have used an ancestry kit, or watched a favorite crime series, you know that the use of DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid) is more mainstream today than it was 20 years ago. DNA is the set of biological instructions unique to every organism. Although DNA’s chemical structure is the… Continue reading

Gypsy Moth Infestation Prevention: Round Two

  This has been a bad year for the Gypsy moth.  While we usually see outbreaks of this pest every seven to ten years, 2021 will be the second year in a row of a severe infestation in many parts of Ontario. At the larvae stage, the creatures chew holes… Continue reading

Re:  Take a Hike – the Millbrook Valley Trails

I read with interest the feature on the Millbrook Valley Trails, of which I am a huge fan. We truly do have a wonderful outdoor resource here, skillfully developed and maintained by committed and energetic volunteers with support from the township and Otonabee Conservation.  As one of those who likes… Continue reading

Follow the Yellow Fish Road…. to Millbrook

Early this fall of 2021, Trout Unlimited Millbrook, partnering with Otonabee Region Conservation Authority and Girl Guide Canada, will bring to the community the Yellow Fish Road ProgramTM.  This unique program builds on caring for our most precious resource, water. Millbrook is blessed with clean, cold, freshwater streams originating from… Continue reading

Ticks Are Back — and so is the risk of Lyme Disease

Taking a hike is good for both physical and mental health, but in that glorious outdoors lies a microscopic predator that could turn that effort into something that threatens rather than boosts your health. In woodlands, tall grasses and hiking trails across Ontario lie black-legged ticks.  On average, one in… Continue reading