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31. Never underestimate the importance of socks in nature

(Web Page; Mon Jan 28 11:51:00 CST 2019)

Life is too short for boring socks! At least, I've adopted that as my motto when I carry out my job as the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) acting coordinator of conservation biology for eastern Ontario. If you see me ...

Description: Life is too short for boring socks! At least that seems to be my motto as I carry out my job as the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) acting coordinator of conservation biology for eastern Ontario.

32. This New Year's, make a resolution to get outdoors, no matter what the weather!

(Web Page; Fri Jan 02 10:16:00 CST 2015)

So, it’s a little chilly? That’s no reason to stay indoors. I make it a point to stay connected with nature year round. In fact, I enjoy being outdoors for a hike more in the winter than in any other time of year. Here are my...

Description: So, it’s a little chilly? That’s no reason to stay indoors. I make it a point to stay connected with nature year round. In fact, I enjoy being outdoors for a hike more in the winter than in any other time of year. Have a peek at a list of some of my reasons below.

33. Why I'm hooked on birding at the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory

(Web Page; Wed May 13 13:23:00 CDT 2015)

Many years before I was born my parents bought eight acres (three hectares) with a small cabin on it near Nelson BC. As their family grew, so did their humble abode to accommodate my four siblings and me. From as early as I can remember...

Description: Many years before I was born my parents bought eight acres of land with a small cabin on it near Nelson BC. As their family grew, so did their humble abode to accommodate my four siblings and me. From as early as I can remember I have been drawn to nature. I remember being fascinated first with Dinosaurs, then Whales but both had the distinct disadvantage of being rather difficult to find on our property. Finally I settled on birds as they were readily available and seemed to come in enough shapes and sizes to keep my 6 year old attention span.

34. Wise seedling spree

(Web Page; Mon Jun 06 13:06:00 CDT 2016)

When I went on to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) website and read over the Conservation Volunteers (CV) events, I noticed the Wise Seedling Spree. I had planted trees before when my son was in Cubs and Scouts. I registered myself...

Description: When I went on to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) website and read over the Conservation Volunteers (CV) events, I noticed the Wise Seedling Spree.

35. Hittin' the marsh

(Web Page; Mon Jul 18 16:18:00 CDT 2016)

It wasn’t even really that hot. I think that’s the thing that got me. Warm? I guess…for early June. Sunny? Mostly, but there were clouds and a bit of a breeze, so even saying it was warm is pretty generous. And forget ...

Description: Matthew Braun shares about his day with Grade Four and Five students from Brunskill Public School in Saskatoon.

36. The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

(Web Page; Fri Sep 09 10:49:00 CDT 2016)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. The Friday Five is a weekly roundup of some of the conservation and nature stor...

Description: Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. The Friday Five is a weekly roundup of the top conservation and nature stories from around the globe.

37. Halloween monsters rooted in nature

(Web Page; Tue Nov 27 08:02:00 CST 2018)

The leaves have changed, the air has cooled and the pumpkins have been carved. You know what that means — it’s Halloween! This spooky custom has always been my favourite. Growing up, I always took the opportunity to dress up ...

Description: There just might be a ghost in your backyard...

38. Connect with people and nature through volunteering

(Web Page; Thu Apr 12 12:37:00 CDT 2018)

For me, spring is a time of new beginnings. As the ground starts to thaw and we begin to shed our winter layers, the rhythm of the season draws us outdoors, where we can breathe in the fresh spring air. Spring bulbs push their way throug...

Description: This year, National Volunteer Week (NVW) takes place April 15–21. NVW has deep roots; it was introduced in 1943 to highlight the significant contributions women made on the home front during the Second World War in Canada.

39. NCC's Pelee Island fox squad on a mission to clean up Ontario's deep south

(Web Page; Fri Feb 23 09:01:00 CST 2018)

Making homes for Ontario’s rare and elusive gray fox takes a lot of work. In the fall of 2017, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Pelee Island fox squad travelled to the island in the province’s deep south...

Description: Making homes for Ontario’s rare and elusive gray fox takes a lot of work. In the fall of 2017, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Pelee Island fox squad travelled to the island in the province’s deep south to do some house cleaning.

40. Plugs for the prairies

(Web Page; Wed Aug 01 08:54:00 CDT 2018)

Since I was a child, I was fascinated by the way a seed could spring to life inside moist soil. I remember faithfully planting seeds in my mini-greenhouse and marveling at the miracle unfolding before me. This fascination carried on for ...

Description: Read about the Conservation Volunteers event at Hazel Bird Nature Reserve on May 31, 2018, as told by Robert Britton.