A Naturalist's Beef with the Trent Lands Plan
Francene Francis interviews local biologist and naturalist, Basil Conlin. Basil has spent countless hours on Trent land researching plants, mammals and bugs (moths especially). His discovery that there are about 800 moth species just on Trent lands, led him to wonder, if the Trent environment can provide for 800 species of moths, imagine what else it can provide for! After all, a moth isn’t just a bug, an Aspen isn’t just a tree, and a Bobolink isn’t just a bird. They’re stories. They’re life histories of different ecosystems and environments that had to come together just right for life to thrive. But with the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan unfolding, will this thriving be able to continue?