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Two crane flies on a wild bergamot leaf (Photo by Wendy Ho/NCC staff)

Two crane flies on a wild bergamot leaf (Photo by Wendy Ho/NCC staff)

The other week while checking out the wild bergamot in my backyard for powdery mildew, I noticed a big insect perching motionless on the plant’s long serrated leaf. I thought it was a giant daddy long-legs (aka cellar spider). Upon closer...

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Soaking it in: Taking a moment to share the beauty of water

Drawing in the park with friends (Photo by Mariam Qureshi)

Drawing in the park with friends (Photo by Mariam Qureshi)

Sometimes you don’t have to go far to enjoy nature or have a science degree to understand it. Water is key to our well-being. Soaking in the peaceful views of a pond or spending time around it can greatly help us understand this precious...

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A glimpse into the lives of outdoor cats

Ever wonder what your cat is thinking? (Photo by Pixabay)

Ever wonder what your cat is thinking? (Photo by Pixabay)

Have you ever wondered what your cat is doing and where it’s going when it’s outside? For my master’s research at the University of Guelph, I joined a team seeking to answer these questions using custom-built cameras. These...

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Celebrating Indigenous-led conservation at NCC — today and every day

Waves crash on the northwestern Lake Superior Coast, Ontario (Photo by John Anderson)

Waves crash on the northwestern Lake Superior Coast, Ontario (Photo by John Anderson)

The dynamics of conservation in Canada are changing. Today, Indigenous Peoples are increasingly being heard and recognized as conservation decision-makers and stewards of the land. At the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), we welcome and support...

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The buzz about bumble bees

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

The western bumble bee is a medium-sized (measuring one to two centimetres in length) bumble bee, with a band of yellow hair across its thorax (the area between its head and abdomen), in line with the base of its wings. It also most often has a...

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Take Pride in nature

Pride flag (Photo by Markus Spiske via Pexels)

Pride flag (Photo by Markus Spiske via Pexels)

Happy Pride month! No doubt that by this point in the month you’ve gotten used to seeing rainbows everywhere. On flags, crosswalks, corporate logos and so much more, maybe even painted on faces at your local Pride parade! The rainbow flag is...

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