Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

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  • Peregrine falcon (Photo by Jean-François Plouffe)
    Peregrine falcon

    Gaze skyward on a clear day and you might notice a crow-sized, hawk-like silhouette on the edge of a high-rise or cliff. You might be looking at a peregrine falcon.
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  • Pink coreopsis (Photo by Yercaud Elango/Wikimedia Commons)
    Pink coreopsis

    Pink coreopsis, also known as pink tickseed, is a perennial herbaceous plant with 20- to 60-centimetre-long stalks and pink or white flowers with yellow centres.
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  • Piping plover (Photo by Ian Sadler)
    Piping plover

    The piping plover is an endangered shorebird that relies on sand and pebble beaches and saline wetlands.
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  • Purple pitcher plant (Photo by Mark Alexander MacDonald)
    Pitcher plant

    There is only one species of pitcher plant in Canada. The purple pitcher plant, or northern pitcher plant, referred to simply as pitcher plant in Canada, is one of the 18 species of carnivorous plant species in the country.
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  • Plains bison (Photo by Steve Zack)
    Plains bison

    A symbol of determination and indomitable spirit, bison are unmistakable by appearance from other cloven-hoofed, ruminant animals with their massive woolly heads, curved black horns and forequarters.
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  • Polar bear (Photo by Andrew Derocher)
    Polar bear

    Not only is the polar bear the biggest bear species, it is also the world’s largest land carnivore.
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  • NCC’s Tall Grass Prairie Natural Area protects Canada’s only population of endangered Poweshiek skipperling. (Photo by NCC)
    Poweshiek skipperling

    The Poweshiek skipperling is a small, brown and orange winged butterfly, no bigger than a toonie. The insect is so small that it often goes overlooked; but in Manitoba, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is paying close attention to this species and its plight in order to ensure its survival.
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  • Prairie crocus (Photo by Karol Dabbs)
    Prairie crocus

    A flower of many names, prairie crocus is also known as gosling plant, pasque-flower, windflower and more. The furry perennial is not actually a crocus or even a member or the lily family but an anemone, belonging to the buttercup family.
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