Game of Toads: How nature intersects with fantasy

As Thronies everywhere prepare for the new season of Game of Thrones tonight, I can’t help but notice how nature continues to influence fiction and fantasy. While there are no magical, fossilized dragon eggs waiting to hatch in fire out in the boreal forest, the beasts we see in Game of Thrones have similarities to the smaller but still mighty species in habitats across Canada.

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