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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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Prince Edward Island: A bird’s-eye view

Blooming Point Nature Reserve, PEI (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Blooming Point Nature Reserve, PEI (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

A popular destination for both people and birds, Prince Edward Island is a natural treasure in Atlantic Canada. The small island (5,620 km2) is one of the most densely populated provinces in the country. The island holds historical and natural...

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Development needs can conflict with nature, but with knowledge we can grow together

Gaff Point, NS (Photo by Andrew Herygers/NCC staff)

Gaff Point, NS (Photo by Andrew Herygers/NCC staff)

Our lives depend on nature. From the water we drink, to the air we breathe and the experiences we enjoy outdoors, nature makes it possible. But what happens to these nature-based services as the world’s resource needs evolve and climate...

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Nature makes it possible

“Nature is the like most skilled of therapists, the warmest of old friends, and the most nurturing of beloved family members, all wrapped up together. Nature is where I go to heal, recharge, and reawaken.” (Photo of Bruce Peninsula National Park by Brianne Curry/NCC staff)

“Nature is the like most skilled of therapists, the warmest of old friends, and the most nurturing of beloved family members, all wrapped up together. Nature is where I go to heal, recharge, and reawaken.” (Photo of Bruce Peninsula National Park by Brianne Curry/NCC staff)

Nature is and always has been the answer. It sustains us. It is resilient. It has the power to heal and inspire. The Nature Conservancy of Canada recently invited staff to share how nature inspires, nurtures and makes life possible for them. Just...

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Getting closer to nature, close to home

Hummingbird, Johnson's Mills, NB (Photo by Jordan Myles/NCC)

Hummingbird, Johnson's Mills, NB (Photo by Jordan Myles/NCC)

Backyard birding is one of my favourite ways to experience nature and develop an appreciation for urban wildlife. It's a hobby that not only brings me joy but also allows me to contribute to the conservation of avian species right in my own...

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