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21. For the love of prairies: celebrating Native Prairie Appreciation Week

(Web Page; Fri Jun 13 15:24:00 CDT 2014)

Uncultivated, wild prairie wool has a certain beauty and grace about it, and somehow also a sense of timelessness. Prairie landscapes are dynamic and always changing in subtle ways, yet remain unchanged in many other ways. There is an e...

Description: Uncultivated, wild prairie wool has a certain beauty and grace about it, and somehow also a sense of timelessness. Prairie landscapes are dynamic and always changing in subtle ways, yet remain unchanged in many other ways.

22. NCC staff tips for exploring nature this Canada Day

(Web Page; Thu Jun 20 09:57:00 CDT 2019)

There’s nothing quite like hiking through a natural area and literally stopping to smell the roses. As Canadians, we’re so fortunate to have a backyard of diverse landscapes just waiting to be explored. This Canada Day, lace...

Description: Learn about some of NCC staff's favourite nature spots across Canada and get inspired to celebrate Canada Day outdoors!

23. NCC staff's fall fashion lineup

(Web Page; Thu Oct 23 14:27:00 CDT 2014)

Although the summer months are over, our staff members are still hard at work. Conservation Volunteers events continue into the fall; in some provinces they go as late as November. And even though they’re out in the field, our Natu...

Description: Even though they’re out in the field, our NCC staff members are still conscious of the fashion choices they make.

24. Terry Galloway

(Web Page; Tue Oct 30 10:29:00 CDT 2018)

Terry Galloway is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Before he retired in 2013, he was a veterinary and wildlife entomologist in the ...

Description: Terry Galloway is a professor emeritus in the Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

25. Give a hiss on World Snake Day

(Web Page; Tue Jul 14 14:28:00 CDT 2015)

The sun is just beginning to crest the grassland coulee slopes of Lethbridge, Alberta, but I have already been hiking for an hour. I am on the search for one of Alberta’s most feared predators. Its perfected greenish-yellow camoufl...

Description: The sun is just beginning to crest the grassland coulee slopes of Lethbridge, Alberta, but I have already been hiking for an hour. I am on the search for one of Alberta’s most feared predators

26. Getting down at the Yellow Quill Prairie

(Web Page; Wed Jul 06 14:17:00 CDT 2016)

Last week I started my field season by getting down on my hands and knees to collect plants and pollinators at the Yellow Quill Prairie Preserve south of Brandon, which is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. While that...

Description: Last week I started my field season by getting down on my hands and knees to collect plants and pollinators at the Yellow Quill Prairie Preserve that's south of Brandon and is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

27. December roundup: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this month

(Web Page; Wed Dec 18 16:03:00 CST 2019)

Every day, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some that caught our attention in December 2018. Reindeer crash at the No...

Description: Every day, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some that caught our attention in December 2018.

28. Like a moth to a flame

(Web Page; Fri Oct 14 13:54:00 CDT 2016)

Finding a summer job can be stressful for college and university students. Luckily, I got the amazing opportunity to work with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) this summer as a conservation technician. So amazing, actually, that I ...

Description: Gina Aicken, conservation technician intern for NCC in 2016 shares how moth surveying is conducted.

29. #HowToNature series: Hiking

(Web Page; Mon Mar 26 14:14:00 CDT 2018)

For thousands of years, humans have worked to find better ways to shelter ourselves from the elements. Huddled around an open-air fire, we probably saw owls or squirrels nestled in the hollow of a tree, and thought, “Doesn't that l...

Description: If you haven’t hiked before, you may be wondering where to start—literally, as in where to start your hike. For the urbanites among us, hiking may seem like something that is done far, far away. But I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear how many trails you can find even in the city.

30. Top 10 backpack essentials for any nature lover

(Web Page; Tue Mar 19 08:31:00 CDT 2019)

Nature enthusiasts know there is nothing better than experiencing all of the sights, sounds and smells that nature has to offer. With an abundant variety of beautiful landscapes in Canada, it’s no wonder the great outdoors call to ...

Description: Before you head out on your next nature adventure, check out the 10 items you should be carrying in your backpack for any outdoor excursion.