Category Archives: General

Is Science Important Only During Pandemics?

Guest Blog: Biologist Lorne Fitch has once again provided an essay for my blog. It is an opinion piece that was first published in the May 14, 2020 Lethbridge Herald. Lorne’s previous essays posted here can be found by putting “Lorne … Continue reading

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Daylight Moving Time

Changing the time twice a year has a lot of ramifications for our well being. Continue reading

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A Fisher at the Feeder

Copyright © 2019 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved “Don,” my wife said in a half-whisper. “Come quick.” It was an October morning just before sunrise, and I was doing my early morning routine of reviewing and deleting email messages … Continue reading

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Public Land – Alberta’s Best Idea

Apology: For those of you who have been waiting for me (Don) to update my blog (a steadily decreasing number, I know), I must apologize. I know in this fast-paced world blogs are to be regularly updated with fresh content … Continue reading

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Bighorn Country—A Good Idea We Shouldn’t Squander

Note: In November of 2018, Alberta Environment and Parks opened a discussion about its proposal for the protection of the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River, or Bighorn Country, an area that has been needing protection from abuse for many … Continue reading

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The Power of Lake Ice

Copyright © 2018 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. Lake ice is a wondrous thing. When thick enough, it allows us to walk, skate or ski on it, or even drive vehicles over it to cross a lake or go … Continue reading

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Experiencing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

A Photo Essay Copyright © 2018 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. As we followed the long string of red tail lights winding ahead of us in the predawn darkness, it became apparent just how momentous an occasion everyone was … Continue reading

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Remembering Old Friends

[Note: The following was first published in the September 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. “The older you get, Don, the more of these you’ll attend,” observed one of my mentors many years ago now. … Continue reading

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Generations and Attitudes

[Note: The following was first published in the July 2017 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2017 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. We’ve all heard the names used to identify different generations, such as “Baby Boomers” or “Millennials.” Giving names to generations … Continue reading

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“A Modest Proposal” for Alberta’s Caribou?

Guest Blog: Alberta Environment and Parks is requesting public input into its woodland caribou range planning efforts. The deadline for input is July 27, 2017, but AEP will accept comments about specific plans after that date. In the following essay … Continue reading

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