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My native species bring all the pollinators to the yard

Bee pollinating a cherry tree (Photo by Jaimee Morozoff, NCC staff)

Bee pollinating a cherry tree (Photo by Jaimee Morozoff, NCC staff)

Now that spring has finally made its way across Canada (in some places it was slower in arriving than others), gardening season is in full swing! With all of the choices present at our local nurseries and big box stores, it is easy to get carried...

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For the love of prairies: celebrating Native Prairie Appreciation Week

Missouri Coteau, Saskatchewan (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj)

Missouri Coteau, Saskatchewan (Photo by NCC)

Uncultivated, wild prairie wool has a certain beauty and grace about it, and somehow also a sense of timelessness. Prairie landscapes are dynamic and always changing in subtle ways, yet remain unchanged in many other ways. There is an estimated...

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Ol' Pop reflects on Father's Day and his family's respect for nature

Jeff and Mason Polakoff (Photo courtesy of Jeff Polakoff)

Jeff Mason Polakoff (Photo courtesy of Jeff Polakoff)

Anyone who knows me knows that my favourite place to be is surrounded by family at our cabin in Lake of the Woods; particularly with my wife Debbie, our daughter Jamie and her partner George, our son Mason and his wife Lindsay and our...

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Thank you, Dad!

Craig and Carys Richards (Photo courtesy of Carys Richards)

Craig and Carys Richards sharing another common passion - hockey! (Photo courtesy of Carys Richards)

Having grown up in the Canadian Rockies, I spent a great deal of my childhood outdoors. From a young age, my parents instilled in me the appreciation for nature and the importance of taking the time to enjoy it in all capacities, which is why...

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