Something pumpkiny this way comes

Pumpkins (Photo by Nino Barbieri, Wikimedia Commons)

Pumpkins (Photo by Nino Barbieri, Wikimedia Commons)

It’s that time of year when we experience fall everywhere we go: brisk air, turned leaves, harvest displays, the donning of warmer apparel and more. This festive atmosphere becomes even more pronounced with the coming of Thanksgiving, and no...

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Why forests matter to me: Quotes from staff and supporters

Ogilvie sunset on forest, BC (Photo by NCC)

Ogilvie sunset on forest, BC (Photo by NCC)

Across the country, countless Canadians have been celebrating trees and forests last week as well as welcoming the arrival of fall. Although National Forest Week is behind us, there are good reasons to continue appreciating our forests and trees!...

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From the archives: Stories to step up your snake savviness

Eastern hog-nosed snake (Photo by Ken Towle)

Eastern hog-nosed snake (Photo by Ken Towle)

Did you know that July 16 is World Snake Day? While snakes may not be your typical poster child of all things cute and cuddly, they are fascinating and admirable in their own way. Celebrate snakes with us by learning about these slithery...

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A first timer at the Festival of Birds

Going birding at the southernmost tip of mainland Canada! (Photo by Wendy Ho/NCC staff)

Going birding at the southernmost tip of mainland Canada! (Photo by Wendy Ho/NCC staff)

I love to travel. But travelling stresses me out when my focus is on optimizing every second for sightseeing with a tightly packed itinerary. A few weeks ago, I had a chance to reconcile those feelings on a trip to Point Pelee and Pelee Island...

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13 tweetable facts about pollinators

Bee on flower (Photo by NCC)

Bee on flower (Photo by NCC)

Nature has always been a fascination of mine, sparking numerous moments of wonders and awe. Like the time when I first learned about how bee orchids are designed to entice certain pollinators leading to pseudocopulation - that blew my mind! As the...

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Five ways to incorporate nature into your March Break

Students from John Norquay Public School, Nature Days Vancouver (Photo by HSBC Bank Canada)

Students from John Norquay Public School, Nature Days Vancouver (Photo by HSBC Bank Canada)

While March is one of the months without a long weekend, many families are looking for ways to spend time together as students take leave for a week-long winter break. With the deep freeze finally behind us and balmier temperatures triggering a...

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Happy World Wildlife Day! The results of your Canadian species votes

World Wildlife Day (Logo by CITES Secretariat)

World Wildlife Day (Logo by CITES Secretariat)

Happy World Wildlife Day! In anticipation of this day, we have been asking our followers to vote for their favourite species in three categories — birds, mammals and reptiles and amphibians. Thank you to all who participated enthusiastically...

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World Wildlife Day Round 3: Vote for your favourite reptile or amphibian species

World Wildlife Day: vote for Blanding's turtle (photo by Ryan M. Bolton), gray treefrog (photo by Ryan M. Bolton) or four-toed salamander (photo by Brian Gratwicke)

World Wildlife Day: vote for Blanding's turtle (photo by Ryan M. Bolton), gray treefrog (photo by Ryan M. Bolton) or four-toed salamander (photo by Brian Gratwicke)

These may not be your typical fuzzy and cuddly wildlife creatures, but they are no less important in their contribution to nature’s biodiversity. But just how do we differentiate reptiles from amphibians? Here are a few quick facts for the...

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What would insects think about #dressgate #thedress?

Bee on flower (Photo by NCC)

Bee on flower (Photo by NCC)

The #Dressgate colour craze is currently all over the online community and newspapers. For those who have yet caught on, there has been an eruption of arguments on social media over the true colours of a dress — blue and black, or white and...

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World Wildlife Day Round 2: Vote for your favourite mammal species

World Wildlife Day: vote for Canada lynx (photo by Mike Dembeck) ,moose (photo by Paul Turbitt) or gray fox (photo by John James Henderson)

World Wildlife Day: vote for Canada lynx (photo by Mike Dembeck) ,moose (photo by Paul Turbitt) or gray fox (photo by John James Henderson)

Certain mammals, such as beavers and grizzly bears, have been very much a part of our Canadian heritage; symbols of this great and vast nation. There are many other mammal species that may be less in the limelight but are just as unique and a...

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