Le jour où je me suis mis à enlacer des arbres

MAXIMISER L’INTERACTION ENTRE L’HUMAIN ET LA NATURE EN ENLAÇANT UN ARBRE (PHOTO DE DAN KRAUS/CNC)

MAXIMISER L’INTERACTION ENTRE L’HUMAIN ET LA NATURE EN ENLAÇANT UN ARBRE (PHOTO DE DAN KRAUS/CNC)

Je dois dire pour commencer que je suis un scientifique; je ne suis pas un hippie. Je ne fais pas brûler d’encens, n’utilise pas des pierres ou de cristaux pour la guérison et je ne porte pas de patchwork. Je conduis une...

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I hugged a tree, and I liked it

Maximizing the human/tree interface by tree hugging (Photo by Dan Kraus/NCC staff)

Maximizing the human/tree interface by tree hugging (Photo by Dan Kraus/NCC staff)

I need to start out by saying that I'm a scientist. I'm not a hippie. I don't burn incense, own healing crystals or wear tie-dye. I drive a car, eat meat and enjoy reading things like updates to the income tax act. And, I'll openly admit I...

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Thinking about World Water Day

Water trough at Waterton Park Front, AB (Photo by NCC)

A water trough with clean water at Waterton Park Front, AB (Photo by NCC)

Working as a Communications Coordinator for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a great way to learn about science, nature and everything NCC does to conserve land for wildlife and future generations of Canadians. I often focus on land when...

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Share your love of nature with your love, in nature

A pair of cedar waxwings (Photo by Brendan Toews)

A pair of cedar waxwings (Photo by Brendan Toews)

Behold! The year’s (supposedly) most romantic day is coming up! Whether you see it as a cash grab for makers of V-Day buys or a necessary observance, it’s easy to get swept up in the fuss. But of all the roses, chocolates and candle...

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Tips and tricks for low light photography

1/13 F5.6 ISO 400 (Photo by Amy Anastasopoulos/NCC staff)

1/13 F5.6 ISO 400 (Photo by Amy Anastasopoulos/NCC staff)

A few years ago, I dropped my little Coolpix camera in the Lake Saint-Jean in Quebec while kayaking with my sister and cousin. Despite leaving the camera body, memory card and battery in a bag of rice for four days, my poor Coolpix was never the...

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Dreaming of green holidays! Last-minute gifts for eco-friendly giving

Secret book safe (Photo courtesy of artofmanliness.com)

Secret book safe (Photo courtesy of artofmanliness.com)

I know, you’re behind on your gifts! And of course you’re procrastinating, reading blog posts to delay making decisions about what to get folks (in the next five days — plenty of time!). You can stop worrying because I have some...

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Five Rs to a greener holiday

International recycling logo (Photo by Krdan, Wikimedia Commons)

International recycling logo (Photo by Krdan, Wikimedia Commons)

Last December, I had the pleasure of participating in a one-of-a-kind gift exchange dubbed the “useless” gift exchange. Truth be told, I’ve always hoped to avoid these kinds of party games because shopping on a budget to impress...

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One thousand and one stories: Looking back on Land Lines' first year

Paddling in Algonquin, ON (Photo by D Beevis)

Christine Beevis Trickett at the stern in Algonquin, ON (Photo by NCC)

They say time flies when you're having fun. And perhaps that's just as true when you're telling — and sharing — great stories. That certainly seems to have been the case when I look back and realize that it's been a year since we first...

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Carden Nature Festival 2014: “Plain” and simply inspiring

Male Eastern Bluebird ready to enter a near by nesting box to feed its chicks (Photo by 2014 MudInspired.com)

Male Eastern Bluebird ready to enter a near by nesting box to feed its chicks (Photo by 2014 MudInspired.com)

I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Carden Nature Festival, which fell on the weekend of June 7 and 8, 2014 at the Carden Community Centre on the shores of Lake Dalrymple. Touching a special place in my heart due to its location, this event...

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The Maryland Biodiversity Project: Mobilizing community to build a better picture of local biodiversity

Wildlife photographer and naturalist Bill Hubick holds up an eastern ribbon snake (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

Wildlife photographer and naturalist Bill Hubick holds up an eastern ribbon snake (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

A few years ago, photographer Bill Hubick generously donated the use of his photos on www.bilhubick.com in Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) publications. Since then, his images have been shared in NCC print publications and web pages across the...

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