5 questions about temperate grasslands: The most endangered ecosystem in world
Canada is a nation with diverse habitat types and changing landscapes. Rolling hills and tall grasses swaying in the wind are iconic backdrops of our country. But did you know that grasslands are the most endangered ecosystem in the world? Learn about grasslands and the species that depend on them in the quiz below.Read more »
5 questions about ranching and conservation
Prior to European settlement, vast herds of plains bison and other grazing animals roamed the Northern Great Plains. They were an important part of the ecosystem and helped support a diversity of other species. Today, ranching can help maintain the health of the grasslands in place of plains bison and other grazing animals. Learn how ranchers help conserve grassland habitats in the quiz below:Read more »
Five questions about Canadian pollinators
By pollinating our food crops, pollinators are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat. They are also important for maintaining the health of our ecosystems. Test your knowledge of Canada’s pollinator species, and learn how you can contribute to creating a healthy habitat for them.Read more »
Test your knowledge of these native Canadian species
Gardening is one of the many pleasures of having a yard. For inner-city dwellers, community gardens are becoming more common and accessible for those who don’t have their own patch of green space. Growing native plants can reduce lawn maintenance and benefit a host of native wildlife that depend on them. Find out which native plants are welcome additions to most Canadian gardens.Read more »
Can you identify these wildlife tracks?
Winter is thought to be a time when everything slows down, the air is still, branches lay bare and wildlife holes up to brace the frosty weather. Not necessarily so! There are many signs of life that hint at bustling wildlife activity — if you know what to look for and where to look. Test your knowledge on how many wildlife tracks you can identify.Read more »
Can you identify these Canadian seasonal migrants?
While the depths of Canada’s winter may spur on “snow birds” of the human kind to seek out warmer temperatures in the south, some wildlife also migrate varying distances to reach more hospitable environments and to find food. Can you guess which species make these incredible journeys?Read more »
Can you guess the species at risk?
An important impact of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) conservation work is that we protect and recover habitat for more than 50 Canadian species on the Red List or those that have been assessed as near threatened. Can you guess the species at risk that NCC is working to protect?Read more »
What if you were an oak tree?
The life of almost every tree starts as a seed. Throughout its life, a tree will experience many changes and provide habitat and food for several species. Take the quiz below to learn how to live like an oak tree.Read more »