Join wildlife biologist Paul Heaven to explore Smith Forest, a nature reserve in Haliburton County, Ontario, protected by the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust. Discover how woodlands mature over time to develop the characteristics of an old growth forest.
Join Jim Nighswander to discover the remarkable biodiversity at the Clear Lake Conservation Reserve in Haliburton County, Ontario. Old growth forest and a nearby meromictic lake sustain an important ecosystem that is home to an enormous diversity of interacting species, from tiny microbes to massive hemlocks.
Turtles in Haliburton County - and throughout Ontario - are at risk from extinction due to extremely high rates of road mortality. Females in particular are frequently killed on our highways, wiping out future generations of these special creatures. Listen to wildlife biologist Paul Heaven describe the risks that turtles face and learn about the efforts the community in the Haliburton Highlands is taking to ensure our roads are safer for turtles in the years to come.
The plants and animals we see in Haliburton County tell only part of the story. What's beneath them is equally important. Join Michael Bainbridge as he explores the unique geology of the Haliburton Highlands, showing how the rocks we stand on affect the habitats and wildlife of this special part of Ontario.
The beauty of the Haliburton Highlands is in its untamed strength, says local artist Janet Trull. In this video, she shares her joy in the "messy texture" of nature in this part of Ontario and her hopes that through the work of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust, the Highlands' rough beauty will survive those who try to "conquer the wilderness".