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Big Backyard BioBlitz: Your cell phone and curiosity can contribute to scientific research

Monarch butterfly (Photo by A. Dabydeen)

Monarch butterfly (Photo by A. Dabydeen)

Until recently, I thought that "scientific research" was something only done in labs, hospitals and research institutes, by scientists with four different PhDs. Turns out that's not true! When it comes to monitoring biodiversity, community science...

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Once you see it, you can’t unsee it

Northern clearwater crayfish (Photo by mahoonta, CC BY-NC 4.0)

Northern clearwater crayfish (Photo by mahoonta, CC BY-NC 4.0)

As the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Big Backyard BioBlitz approaches, I have been reflecting on the ways that getting to know the wild species around me has enriched my life. I’ve needed to be able to identify key...

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Batchewana Island: Protecting paradise

The canoe on the beach, with Batchewana Island in the background. (Photo by Andrea J Moreau/NCC staff)

The canoe on the beach, with Batchewana Island in the background. (Photo by Andrea J Moreau/NCC staff)

As a communications intern at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I’ve spent a lot of time looking at photos of the many beautiful properties managed by NCC, carefully selecting the right shot to be included in a blog post or newsletter....

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What I’ve learned from noticing nature

Common eastern bumble bee on wild bergamot (Photo by Wendy Ho/NCC staff)

Common eastern bumble bee on wild bergamot (Photo by Wendy Ho/NCC staff)

As a busy working parent of two young children, my hours and minutes seem to slip away at every turn of the corner, between parenting duties, work and general adulting. When everyone has turned in for the evening, I grasp at what’s left of...

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Reboot at Shoe Lake: Counting piping plovers

Piping plover at Shoe Lake, SK  (Photo by Bill Armstrong)

Piping plover at Shoe Lake, SK (Photo by Bill Armstrong)

Revisiting a Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) project for a Conservation Volunteers (CV) event is always an interesting experience, for several reasons. It’s an opportunity to renew acquaintances with familiar NCC folk or meet new ones, to...

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Marshland in the Long Point Region has a long history — and holds a lot of carbon

A day in the field at the Long Point Biosphere Reserve (Photo by Amanda Loder)

A day in the field at the Long Point Biosphere Reserve (Photo by Amanda Loder)

There is growing discussion on the role of wetlands as natural climate solutions; meaning how we can conserve and restore these ecosystems to leverage carbon storage and greenhouse gas uptake from the atmosphere. This could ultimately help slow...

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