NCC teams up with David Arrigo for the 2015 Gifts of Canadian Nature (Part Two)

David Arrigo, artist behind 2015's Gifts of Canadian Nature art prints

David Arrigo, artist behind 2015's Gifts of Canadian Nature art prints

Recently, I phoned David Arrigo to chat about his art, his experiences with nature and this year's Gifts of Canadian Nature campaign collaboration. Below is Part Two of our two-part interview (Part One is here): WH: Can you tell us a story behind...

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NCC teams up with David Arrigo for the 2015 Gifts of Canadian Nature (Part One)

David Arrigo, artist behind 2015's Gifts of Canadian Nature art prints

David Arrigo, artist behind 2015's Gifts of Canadian Nature art prints

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) recently teamed up with world-renowned artist David Arrigo to create collectible art prints for this year’s Gifts of Canadian Nature program. I recently spoke with David about his art and...

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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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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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