The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Male peacock spider (Photo by Jurgen Otto/Wikimedia Commons)

Male peacock spider (Photo by Jurgen Otto/Wikimedia Commons)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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Celebrate the environment

People spending time in nature (Photo by Joe McFarlane/iStock)

People spending time in nature (Photo by Joe McFarlane/iStock)

Canadian Environment Week, celebrated every year on the first week of June, gives Canadians an opportunity to celebrate the environment and encourage conservation efforts year-round. The week kicks off with World Environment Day. We’ve...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Giant panda (Photo by Chen Wu, Wikimedia Commons)

Giant panda (Photo by Chen Wu, Wikimedia Commons)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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Cracking down on garlic mustard: A delicious and therapeutic experience

Garlic mustard are no match against our staff (Photo by NCC)

Garlic mustard are no match against our staff (Photo by NCC)

On May 12, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) staff had the opportunity to step away from their desks to crack down on invasive garlic mustard at the Happy Valley Forest. Commanders of the day, Todd Farrell and Mark Stabb, asked us to form pairs...

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Optical illusions in the wild

Ruby-throated hummingbird (Photo by Brian Lasenby)

Ruby-throated hummingbird (Photo by Brian Lasenby)

Yet another optical illusion has the internet up in fits. In case you missed #TheDress and its sequel, the Adidas jacket, an image of what appears to be a rock lodged in a brick wall will make you think twice about the reality you perceive. So...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Coral reef (Photo by Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Coral reef (Photo by Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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Memorizing bird songs made easy with mnemonics

Yellow warbler (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

Yellow warbler (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

I recall when I first heard a yellow warbler’s song; it was music against the backdrop of residential traffic in my suburban neighbourhood. At the time I had no clue where the bird was and I had no idea what bird was making this sound. I...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Plains bison calves, Old Man on His Back, SK (Photo by Don Getty)

Plains bison calves, Old Man on His Back, SK (Photo by Don Getty)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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A hidden gem in the city of Vaughan

Mark showing the group the geographical features of the area (Photo by NCC)

Mark showing the group the geographical features of the area (Photo by NCC)

We’re seeing more reports in the media of nature’s benefits to our health and well-being and the need for communities to reconnect with nature. Private land conservation is at the core of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Grizzly bear (Photo by Erwin and Peggy Bauer/USFWS)

Grizzly bear (Photo by Erwin and Peggy Bauer/USFWS)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of...

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