Fort William, QC (Photo by Claude Duchaîne)

Fort William, QC (Photo by Claude Duchaîne)

Stories From the Field

  • Discover Your Nature day at Kenauk (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)
    A day spent amidst Kenauk’s splendour

    On September 14, close to 75 people gathered in the enchanting setting of Kenauk – Saumon (Kinonge) river valley, in Montebello, for the first event organized by the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC’s) Young Philanthropist Leaders Committee. We take a look back at a busy day in nature that delighted young and old alike.
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  • Bobcat (Photo by Gary Kramer, courtesy of USFWS)
    Lynx without borders

    In order to survive, all animals, but especially large mammals, need to move to habitats where they can reproduce, feed and find shelter. Vanishing forests and landscape fragmentation is a direct threat to their survival unless we protect the passages, called ecological corridors, which connect territories together.
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  • Volunteers at île Bouchard, QC (Photo by NCC)
    Planting for the monarch’s future, one flower at a time

    This fall, the monarch butterfly, an emblematic insect of North American, will begin its journey to Mexico, one of the most important migratory phenomena in the animal kingdom.
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  • Mikinak Festival (Photo by NCC)
    Six reasons to attend the Festival de la tortue Mikinak in Pike River

    Mikinak means “turtle” in Algonquin, a perfectly fitting name for this free festival in Pike River, Montérégie, that celebrates turtles, in particular the spiny softshell turtle. Here are six reasons not to miss this year’s fourth edition of the event.
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  • Cleanup at île à l'Aigle, QC (Photo by Guy Hamelin)
    Spring cleaning on île à l'Aigle: readying a Nature Destination for summer

    Eight volunteers and three NCC employees have just cleaned up the shores of île à l'Aigle in Repentigny. This annual work was carried out in order to maintain the ecological integrity of this environment and make it more enjoyable for the public.
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  • Eastern whip-poor-will (Photo by Tanner Senti)
    Citizen observation at work in the Greater Bristol Marsh

    A haven of biodiversity in the Ottawa Valley, the Greater Bristol Marsh is home to several bird species that are rare or at-risk in Quebec. Recently, about 10 volunteers joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) team to inventory and monitor these species. One of the species, the eastern whip-poor-will, is designated threatened in Canada and likely to be designated threatened or vulnerable in Quebec.
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