Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 6832 FOCUS - DECEMBER 2016 1565 Hwy. 7A, Port Perry 905-985-3655 (Beside Walmart) Hours: Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat-Sun 8-4 MERRY CHRISTMAS Licenced Ford Stocking Stuffers “We walked a farm field with detectors, gathering data, to learn which varieties occupied that area. In another case, we watched a specific building to see if bats were roosting under a roof which was going to be repaired. Eventually, we installed an ‘exclusion door,’ which allows the bats out of their roost, but not back in. That forced them to relocate, but didn’t harm them.” Sarah’s love of animals – even bats – began in her youngest days. “I was always interested in bugs and trees as a kid. I grew up on a farm, and took an interest in the animals. “Until Grade 12, I wanted to be a vet, but then I discov- ered Lakehead’s Environmental Management program. I knew right away that was for me.” Academic training may have set the table, but her unique overseas experience has taken her passion to the next level. “Coming here, and working in England for these three months has changed me, both personally and professionally. “It’s forced me to mature because I’m entirely on my own, other than the girl I’m living with. “The work I’ve done here has given me the opportu- nity to work with a wide range of people, and deal with real-world situations. I feel good about what I’m doing because the work is good for the client and also good for the environment.” With her term soon to expire, Sarah faces daunting decisions about her future. “Whatever I do, it’ll be in Canada where my family is, even though I’ve enjoyed being here in England,” she says resolutely. This little critter known as a juvenile smooth newt was taken in Roade, a village in England during a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment survey, which Sarah was involved in. The group were doing a destructive and hand survey for newts in and around a pond that was going to be disturbed by an expansion of a school. After capturing newts, Sarah puts them into a receptor site, which is an area of habitat of equal or greater value. Food Forest (continued from page 31)