Deep in the rolling knolls of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Covey Hill in Quebec are underground water sources, bursting through the land’s surface.
Middens, by early Scandinavian definition, are heaps of materials, such as bones, shells or stones. In a forest, however, middens are remnants of leftover food consumed by a species. Pieces of pine cone, shellfish fragments or torn bark are all examples of feeding evidence.
Bumble bees are important pollinators of crop plants and wild plants. Unfortunately, bumble bee species are declining globally. These declines are likely due several factors, including climate change, a pathogen spread from imported bees, pesticide use, competition from invasive species and habitat loss. I set out with a research team in the spring and summer of 2017 to survey locations where there was a recent sighting of two different bumble bee species that are in…
To celebrate the 2018 Academy Awards, I have put together a list of Oscar-nominated films where Canadian landscapes played a lead role.
March 3 is World Wildlife Day, an annual event started by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 to help raise awareness and encourage the celebration of our planet’s wild flora and fauna. In honour of this occasion, here are some ideas for connecting with wildlife:
About two to three per cent of Canadians will experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) at some point in their lifetime and a milder form of SAD, also known as winter blues, can affect up to 20 per cent of North Americans. So get out of your sweatpants, put on some warm gear and go out into nature. Even if you’re outside in the snow, you can experience nature’s beauty.
Every day, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some that caught our attention in February 2018:
Forest fires are powerful and devastating. But they are also necessary for the rejuvenation of some ecosystems. Because of climate change, fires are expected to be more severe and burn larger areas, and the fire season will be longer with more ignitions by mid-century. This is bad news for species that aren’t well-adapted to fire because they will find it increasingly difficult to survive.
No matter you live in Canada, temperatures have dropped and there’s most likely snow on the ground — a telltale sign that winter’s here and isn’t going anywhere for the next little while.
Parents everywhere would agree that raising children is no easy feat. Find out how wildlife parents handle their young ones' fussy eating behaviour and tantrums, and learn just how similar or different they are from our kind.