What does the fox say? Well, that wasn't really the focus of this study

Gray fox on Pelee Island, ON (Photo by NCC)

Gray fox on Pelee Island, ON (Photo by NCC)

I find it quite bizarre how Canadians were overwhelmingly curious about what the fox says this year. As the video went viral over the last few months, I found myself joking with colleagues that any biologist worth their weight has been aware of...

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Even rarer than a panda: How the Minnesota Zoo and NCC are collaborating to save one of the world's most endangered butterflies

Poweshiek skipperling, MB (Photo by Erik Runquist, Minnesota Zoo)

Poweshiek skipperling, MB (Photo by Erik Runquist, Minnesota Zoo)

Listed as an endangered species in Manitoba in 2012 and nationally as threatened, the Poweshiek skipperling has decreased dramatically throughout North America. In Canada, It is known to only inhabit 17 fields in southeastern Manitoba, primarily...

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Of bugs and slugs: Pint-sized citizen scientist discovers a strange blue slug, far from home

Blue-grey taildropper (Photo courtesy of Habitat Acquisition Trust)

Blue-grey taildropper (Photo courtesy of Habitat Acquisition Trust)

My seven-year-old son Malcolm was excited about going on the Slug & Snail Walk at Chase Woods. He loves hiking, and I hadn’t the heart to tell him that there likely wouldn’t be a lot of actual hiking on this field trip. Slugs and...

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