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1. Ick, it's a tick! Tips for tick safety

(Web Page; Thu May 26 09:05:00 CDT 2016)

At the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), field work is an integral part of many staffers' routine, be it leading volunteer events or conducting various conservation activities. When it comes to spending time outdoors, it is important t...

Description: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. As we are into tick season, it's important to remember to watch out for those little free-loaders if you’re spending a lot of time outside or in the field. Here are a few tick tactics to be aware of when heading out into the field this season.

2. The truth about ticks

(Web Page; Wed Jun 06 08:08:00 CDT 2018)

Ticks seem to be everywhere these days. They’re on the news, on your social media feed and maybe even on your skin. People, especially those in southern Canada, are dealing with blacklegged ticks (also called deer ticks) with incre...

Description: NCC's Mhairi McFarlane gives readers the 4-1-1 on ticks.

3. Backpack Essentials: Don’t let the ticks bite!

(Web Page; Thu Aug 15 14:15:00 CDT 2019)

This blog post is part of the Backpack Essentials series, a series that explores the items that Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) staff carry with them when heading outside. It is inspired by the quarterly Nature Conservancy of Canada M...

Description: Feeling itchy? Read this blog post to make sure it’s not a tick bite!

4. Year-end reflections that everyone can get into this season

(Web Page; Tue Mar 19 08:31:00 CDT 2019)

As the clock ticks towards the end of 2017, many people can’t help but reminisce about what a year it was. And some may ponder what they’ve missed out on or wished they made more time for in these past 12 months. Whether the ...

Description: As the clock ticks towards the end of 2017, many people can’t help but reminisce about what a year it was.

5. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is committed to preventing Lyme disease

(Web Page; Sat Jul 27 11:01:00 CDT 2019)

With summer here, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) collaborates with the Institut national de la santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) to launch a "training of trainers" project on Lyme disease and the collection of ticks ...

Description: With summer here, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is collaborating with the Institut national de la santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) to launch a "training of trainers" project on Lyme disease and on the autonomous collection of ticks in the regions of Montérégie, Eastern Townships, Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec and Outaouais.

6. Where have all the pollinators gone?

(Web Page; Tue Oct 21 08:51:00 CDT 2014)

After a summer filled with ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies, I was ready for a pest-free pollinator survey at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) properties near Riding Mountain National Park this September. Autumn field work can b...

Description: After a summer filled with ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies, I was ready for a pest-free pollinator survey at the Nature Conservancy of Canada properties near Riding Mountain National Park this September.

7. Wolves and cougars and bears, oh my!

(Web Page; Fri Jul 25 15:32:00 CDT 2014)

For most of my career I have studied prairie plants, mainly because prairies are among the rarest ecosystems in Canada owing to the fact that they’ve been almost completely converted into cropland. As a result, I have never had to ...

Description: For most of my career I have studied prairie plants, mainly because prairies are among the rarest ecosystems in Canada owing to the fact that they’ve been almost completely converted into cropland. As a result, I have never had to worry about encountering grizzlies or wolves or cougars while doing my field work. This year in contrast, I will have to be much more vigilant than I am used to. During a reconnaissance trip in May to set up my field plots I was informed that I should be on the lookout for wolves AND cougars AND bears! Not to mention ornery moose and elk! Oh yeah and ticks and mosquitoes too! Oh my!

8. Heard it from a Scout: The ultimate summer camping guide

(Web Page; Tue Jul 09 15:51:00 CDT 2019)

The perfect temperature for summer camping, according to Scouts — Canada’s youngest outdoor experts — is 27 C. So, go check your thermometer. It’s time to answer the call of the wilderness! Scouts learn essential...

Description: Prepare for your next camping trip with Scouts Canada’s ultimate summer camping guide, and make your adventure both memorable and safe.

9. December roundup: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this month

(Web Page; Thu Dec 20 09:04:00 CST 2018)

Every day, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some that caught our attention in December 2018. Reindeer crash at the No...

Description: Every day, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some that caught our attention in December 2018.

10. Nova Scotian adventures

(Web Page; Thu Jul 24 17:01:00 CDT 2014)

Having spent my summers in Cape Breton, I am no stranger to the fickle weather found here in Nova Scotia. So far, we have been lucky to have mostly decent weather for our field work (so far anyway). Whether it is tromping through the bu...

Description: Having spent my summers in Cape Breton, I am no stranger to the fickle weather found here in Nova Scotia. So far, we have been lucky to have mostly decent weather for our field work (so far anyway). Whether it is tromping through the bush in pouring rain, or hiking through blisteringly sunny weather, our field days always come up with something to make me go, “wow.”

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