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Native plants look different across Canada

My garden has come a long way in two years! (Photo by Jaimee Morozoff/NCC staff)

My garden has come a long way in two years! (Photo by Jaimee Morozoff/NCC staff)

As my colleague Wendy mentioned in her blog post, native plant gardening is full of trials and tribulations. Depending on where you live in Canada, sometimes the “typical” native plant looks quite different. Across the Prairie...

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My native species bring all the pollinators to the yard

Northern crescent butterfly on swamp milkweed flowers (Photo by Jaimee Morozoff/NCC staff)

Northern crescent butterfly on swamp milkweed flowers (Photo by Jaimee Morozoff/NCC staff)

Now that spring has finally made its way across Canada (in some places it was slower in arriving than others), gardening season is in full swing! With all of the choices present at our local nurseries and big box stores, it is easy to get carried...

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Owl angels in the snow

Have you ever seen an owl's snow angel? (Photo by Jaimee Dupont/NCC staff)

Have you ever seen an owl's snow angel? (Photo by Jaimee Dupont/NCC staff)

My hometown is a small, lovely and isolated boreal mining town in northern Manitoba. On a recent trip back to visit family, my husband and I were out for an evening walk when we stopped alongside the edge of town to marvel at the silence. That...

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Butterfly moments

Poweshiek skipperling (Photo by NCC)

Poweshiek skipperling (Photo by NCC)

"Just living isn't enough," said the butterfly, "one must also have freedom, sunshine, and a little flower." ~ Hans Christian Anderson Sometimes a place speaks to you. You may not even consciously notice it until you find yourself thinking of...

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Eyes in the skies

Coyote Lake Conservation Project in the Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin Focal Area during aerial monitoring  April 2014 (Photo by NCC)

Coyote Lake Conservation Project in the Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin Focal Area during aerial monitoring April 2014 (Photo by NCC)

Our adventure began in late April at the small Cooking Lake Airport located on the west side of Cooking Lake, east of Edmonton. This airport falls within a Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) priority area: the Cooking Lake Moraine...

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