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Walking the walk at the Milburn Creek Nature Reserve

Milburn Creek tile mosaic by Sharon Freeman (Photo by Jennifer Gagne)

Milburn Creek tile mosaic by Sharon Freeman (Photo by Jennifer Gagne)

This is my 10th year living in Battersea, Ontario, and I have walked the nearby Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) trail around Milburn Creek many times, passing through woods and meadow, and stopping to admire granite outcroppings, the meandering...

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Collaborating for conservation

The cutting crew, comprised of staff from NCC, Georgian Bay Forever, Parks Canada, and the Severn Sound Environmental Association (Photo by Carolyn Davies/NCC Staff)

The cutting crew, comprised of staff from NCC, Georgian Bay Forever, Parks Canada, and the Severn Sound Environmental Association (Photo by Carolyn Davies/NCC Staff)

The natural world really is incredible. Spending time in it is a continual process of discovery, which is great for someone like me who is a life-long learner. For the past year and half at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I’ve had...

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Finding fantastic finches during February’s Great Backyard Bird Count

Pine grosbeak in winter (Photo by Sean Feagan/NCC Staff)

Pine grosbeak in winter (Photo by Sean Feagan/NCC Staff)

Some people relish raptors. Others prefer partridges. Me, I’m a songbird guy. At this time of the year, my favourite birds, neotropical migrants like our wood warblers, vireos and flycatchers, have left us for warmer locales — and who...

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Working landscapes, conservation and COP28: my takeaways

A wooden panel describing the importance of building soil carbon (Photo by NCC)

A wooden panel describing the importance of building soil carbon (Photo by NCC)

As the manager of agriculture policy for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I went to COP28 to understand how agriculture and ranching contribute solutions to the climate crisis. Here’s what I learned: ⚡️ The ambition is...

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Nature writing prompts to spark creativity and connection

A keepsake journal for writing down experiences in nature (Photo by Wendy Ho/NCC staff)

A keepsake journal for writing down experiences in nature (Photo by Wendy Ho/NCC staff)

Connecting with nature can come in many forms. For some, it may be taking a walk and listening to the rustling of leaves, or the crunching of snow underfoot. For others, a creative outlet like art, music and rhythmic movement allows them to...

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Top 5 things I learned at COP28

Rob Wilson and other panelists at the Grasslands and Canadian Livestock: Solutions from the Ground Up event at COP28 (Photo by Melanie Bos/NCC)

Rob Wilson and other panelists at the Grasslands and Canadian Livestock: Solutions from the Ground Up event at COP28 (Photo by Melanie Bos/NCC)

As NCC’s director of conservation finance, I went to COP28 to learn how the world can fund climate change solutions, and to share about how we are building partnerships across the country to support nature and climate goals through...

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