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Never underestimate the importance of socks in nature
(Web Page; Mon Jan 28 11:51:00 CST 2019)
Life is too short for boring socks! At least, I've adopted that as my motto when I carry out my job as the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) acting coordinator of conservation biology for eastern Ontario.
If you see me ...
Description: Life is too short for boring socks! At least that seems to be my motto as I carry out my job as the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) acting coordinator of conservation biology for eastern Ontario.
Backpack Essentials: Beat the bite
(Web Page; Wed Aug 21 14:08:00 CDT 2019)
Summer is my favourite season. It’s the best time of year to be outside enjoying the sunshine. For mosquitoes, it is also a good time for them to feed on unsuspecting humans. In Canada, these blood-sucking creatures rarely carry de...
Description: Check out what one of our interns recommends for dealing with mosquitoes while working outdoors.
Field day prep: What’s in your backpack?
(Web Page; Mon Jun 24 12:08:00 CDT 2019)
Removing barbed-wire fences, weed pulling and property assessments: these are just a few of the grueling tasks that natural area managers (NAMs) at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) do every day on the job. Much of their time is spe...
Description: When you spend a lot of time in the weather-unpredictable Alberta outdoors, it's important to fill your backpack with everything you'll need to get you through the day safely.
How do I love the prairie? Let me count the ways
(Web Page; Fri Jul 03 18:31:00 CDT 2015)
Once again I will be spending a few weeks out at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s fescue prairie preserves south of Riding Mountain National Park, studying plant-pollinator interactions. The beginning of June marked my first trip...
Description: Once again I will be spending a few weeks out at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s fescue prairie preserves south of Riding Mountain National Park, studying plant-pollinator interactions.
Top 10 blog posts of 2016
(Web Page; Thu Mar 22 14:20:00 CDT 2018)
This past year, Land Lines published content that celebrated the wonders of the world around us. From adventures on high mountain tops to exploring coastal habitats in Atlantic Canada, stories have come in from Nature Conservancy of Cana...
Description: NCC's Editorial Coordinator, Raechel Bonomo, takes readers through the top 10 blogs posts on Land Lines from 2016.
Three reasons why it’s important to study winter
(Web Page; Fri Mar 08 15:44:00 CST 2019)
We tend to think of winter in temperate regions as cold, maybe snowy, maybe grey and with short daylight hours. Maybe you hate winter because you dislike feeling cold, having chapped skin, driving on icy roads and...insert weather proble...
Description: The recent polar vortex got members of Brent Sinclair’s low temperature biology lab (i.e., the Sinclair lab) at the University of Western Ontario thinking: How can we show just how hard winter is for us and for wildlife?
Backpack Essentials: Get ready for wetlands
(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: What is it like to spend a day in a wetland? Read our blog to see how one summer stewardship intern tackles this daunting yet fascinating ecosystem.
60 things – A year to remember
(Web Page; Mon Aug 19 11:07:00 CDT 2019)
My name is Dianne Young, and I turned 60 in February. I wanted to do something special to celebrate but couldn’t decide what to do. Hot air balloon ride? I’ve always wanted to do that. Tandem parachute jump? I’ve always...
Description: In honour of my 60th birthday, I’m going to do 60 things that I’ve never done before. Here is the story about one of those things, which involves the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Our top stories of 2015
(Web Page; Thu Dec 31 10:35:00 CST 2015)
You know how they say time flies when you're having fun? Well here at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), it seems like every time we blink, another year has passed.
It's been a great year for conservation, and another great year of...
Description: How quickly time flies! It's been another great year for conservation, and we've shared hundreds of wonderful stories with you here on Land Lines. Here were our top 10 most read blog posts of 2015.
How to prepare for your next hiking trip
(Web Page; Fri Jan 11 08:47:00 CST 2019)
Hiking is a great choice for enjoying an adventure that contributes to physical and mental fitness. Whether you're an expert hiker or a novice, you'll want to accomplish two things: having lots of fun and staying safe. Here are some help...
Description: Hiking is a great choice for enjoying an adventure that contributes to physical and mental fitness. Here are some helpful tips and equipment recommendations for new hikers.