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Birders of a feather: Ethical wildlife photography

Common Yellowthroat,ON (Photo by Gen Pintel)

Common Yellowthroat,ON (Photo by Gen Pintel)

Over the past six years, birding and bird photography have become outlets for me to connect with nature. These pursuits also connect me with others, especially those who get just as excited as me when they come across a blackburnian warbler,...

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The challenge of invasive species control

Japanese knotweed (Photo by Paula Noel/NCC staff)

Japanese knotweed (Photo by Paula Noel/NCC staff)

I've spent my summer vacations along the Wolastoq River in New Brunswick since the late 90s. The riverbanks hosted a variety of native plants and animals typical for this area, including various grasses and sedges, maples and even poison ivy....

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Reflecting on a year of collaboration on National Indigenous Peoples Day

L-R: Kevin Teneycke, Gordon Beddome, Ken Norquay and Josh Dillabough at Wabano Aki (Photo by Fayaz Hasan / NCC Staff)

L-R: Kevin Teneycke, Gordon Beddome, Ken Norquay and Josh Dillabough at Wabano Aki (Photo by Fayaz Hasan / NCC Staff)

Today, June 21, is National Indigenous Peoples Day. At the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), we celebrate and honour the unique diversity, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples across the country. NCC works on the traditional...

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Pollinators and the future of food

Bumblebee, Southern Norfolk Sand Plain, ON (Photo by Mhairi McFarlane/NCC Staff)

Bumblebee, Southern Norfolk Sand Plain, ON (Photo by Mhairi McFarlane/NCC Staff)

Starting my day with a variety of fresh fruits is my version of a fresh cup of coffee. One of my fondest memories is from my time in Vancouver several years ago, visiting a nearby park filled with highbush blueberries. A friend and I would spend...

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Toppling hurdles for turtles

Painted turtle nesting (Photo by Rod Steinacher)

Painted turtle nesting (Photo by Rod Steinacher)

I have always loved turtles. So, when my first task as an intern with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in midwestern Ontario was to conduct turtle surveys across the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula on Lake Huron, I got excited. One of the things I...

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Experiencing Canada’s prairie grasslands for the first time

Tall grass prairie in Manitoba (Photo by Jessica Sánchez-Jasso)

Tall grass prairie in Manitoba (Photo by Jessica Sánchez-Jasso)

Colourful, surprising and full of life, grasslands of the Canadian Prairies are one of a kind. My first visit there deepened my passion for biology and reminded me why I fell in love with this field. From my earliest memories, I can recall...

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