In 1962 Naturalist Rachel Carson penned some of the earliest warnings about the consequences of ubiquitous spraying of herbicides. “The fact that every meal we eat carries its load of chlorinated hydrocarbons is the inevitable consequence of the almost universal spraying or dusting of agricultural crops with these poisons”.
Predatory birds like the Osprey, Bald Eagle and Peregrine Falcon quickly became endangered or near extinct due to the accumulated poison found in their prey. Fortunately some 60 years after the writing of this environmental masterpiece these winged demi-gods are slowly making a comeback throughout their former habitat of the Caledon Hills.
As recently as Saturday January 9th, a Bald Eagle was spotted, perched on the top of a telephone pole near Torbram & King St. Additionally, there have been several sightings over the last two summers of a pair, presumably nesting near one of Caledon`s deep water quarries.
During these most uncertain times we strongly encourage everyone to keep their bird feeders full. Enjoy nature’s full bounty up close and personal on your front stage.
Enjoy the show!