Hey Florida, hey Virginia...The birds are meandering back!

Palm warbler (Photo by Marshall Faintich)

Palm warbler (Photo by Marshall Faintich)

The fall migration for warblers is often a leisurely and spread out event spanning August to October. As I am in the midst of the back-to-school rush with my five-year-old twins, warblers are meandering back down south, taking their time in fair...

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Tin cans, a Mormon cricket and a UFO landing pad: One perspective on the Conservation Volunteers weekend at Old Man on His Back

Tin cans capping fence posts (Photo by Bill Armstrong)

I understand there are likely to be a couple more Land Line blogs about the recent Conservation Volunteers (CV) weekend at the (inhale) Old Man On His Back Prairie Heritage and Conservation Area (OMB) (exhale), so let me give you my take on the...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Giraffes at Mikumi National Park (Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim/Wikimedia Commons)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. The Friday Five is a weekly roundup of some of the conservation and nature stories from...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Blanding's turtle (Photo by Gabrielle Fortin)

Blanding's turtle (Photo by Gabrielle Fortin)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. The Friday Five is a weekly roundup of some of the conservation and nature stories from...

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Atlantic Salmon: Lake Ontario’s ghost fish

Atlantic salmon jumping in Humber River (Photo by Tom Moffatt/ASF)

The Atlantic salmon is usually associated with Canada’s east coast, where declining populations of the species have inspired conservation efforts by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, as well as Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Historically,...

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The Migratory Bird Treaty turns 100!

Woman, wearing a large feathered hat and boa, posing for a portrait (Photo by John Oxley Library, Public Domain)

This year we mark the centennial of the convention between the United States and Great Britain (for Canada) for the protection of migratory birds — also called the Migratory Bird Treaty — that was signed on August 16, 1916. A century...

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Turtle crossing

Blanding's turtle (Photo by Gabrielle Fortin)

Blanding's turtle (Photo by Gabrielle Fortin)

We all know how the chicken crossed the road just to get on the other side, but what about the turtle? Well, for turtles it’s a wee bit different. Turtles have places to go, other turtles to see, so crossing the road is a big deal! Back in...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eyes this week

Badger (Photo courtesy of USFWS)

Badger (Photo courtesy of USFWS)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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Let's make a toast to stopping feeding bread to birds

Mallards — male on the left, female on the right. (Photo by Pia Kaukoranta/NCC staff)

Mallards - male on the left and female on the right. (Photo by Pia Kaukoranta/NCC staff)

Junk food is great, but I bet you wouldn’t eat it every day for a week, at the risk of feeling terrible at the end of it. You know it tastes good but it lacks nutritional content and I’m pretty sure parents don’t want to feed...

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NCC's new Happy Valley Forest Hike Series

Participants listen in as Todd Farrell talks about the plants in Happy Valley Forest (Photo by Evelyn Senyi)

City, meet nature “How far do you think we are from Dundas Square?” It’s an odd question that Todd Farrell, coordinator of conservation biology in central Ontario for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), poses to a group of...

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