Family fun in nature before back to school: Discover birding!

Birding at the Tabusintac Estuary, New Brunswick (Photo by NCC)

Birding at the Tabusintac Estuary, New Brunswick (Photo by NCC)

“Look! What’s that bird?” “Did you hear that?” “It sounded like dee—dee, the first dee higher pitched than the second!” Can you tell what I’m trying to describe? Attempts of bird...

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Sowing the seeds of conservation: The importance of fall seed collection in native biodiversity protection

Fall seed collection on the Rice Lake Plains, ON (Photo by NCC)

Fall seed collection on the Rice Lake Plains, ON (Photo by NCC)

As fall arrives on the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Rice Lake Plains properties, the colours change — not just the trees, but the grasses as well. Transforming from summer green to yellows and reds, this change heralds...

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True colours: The science of fall colours

Aspen Parkland in the fall, Saskatchewan (Photo by Don and Karol Dabbs)

Aspen Parkland in the fall, Saskatchewan (Photo by Don and Karol Dabbs)

Canada’s forests are home to many colourful characters. Throughout the year you’ll see vibrant wildflowers, decorated songbirds and gaudily painted insects and fungi. Each has its moment of glory in the annual forest parade. But the...

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