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41. Three reasons why it’s important to study winter

(Web Page; Fri Mar 08 15:44:00 CST 2019)

We tend to think of winter in temperate regions as cold, maybe snowy, maybe grey and with short daylight hours. Maybe you hate winter because you dislike feeling cold, having chapped skin, driving on icy roads and...insert weather proble...

Description: The recent polar vortex got members of Brent Sinclair’s low temperature biology lab (i.e., the Sinclair lab) at the University of Western Ontario thinking: How can we show just how hard winter is for us and for wildlife?

42. Help keep Bunchberry dog-free

(Web Page; Wed Aug 05 12:02:00 CDT 2020)

Summers are a great time to get outdoors and explore local trails, and many of us want our canine companions to accompany us on our adventures. While many places welcome dogs, visitors to local conservation area Bunchberry Meadows are be...

Description: Summers are a great time to get outdoors and explore local trails, and many of us want our canine companions to accompany us on our adventures. While many places welcome dogs, visitors to local conservation area Bunchberry Meadows are being asked to please respect site rules and leave their canine friends at home.

43. My "toad"-ally neat experience in the Crowsnest Pass

(Web Page; Mon Jun 01 14:58:00 CDT 2015)

Did you know there are only 10 amphibian species native to Alberta? I, too, was surprised to learn this. Although I have known basic facts about frogs and toads since I was in elementary school, like how they have a tadpole phase and pre...

Description: Did you know there are only 10 amphibian species native to Alberta? I, too, was surprised to learn this. Although I have known basic facts about frogs and toads since I was in elementary school, like how they have a tadpole phase and prefer wet habitats, it wasn’t until I began creating materials for our Conservation Volunteers event in the Crowsnest Pass, Calling All Amphibians, that I began learning more about the specific amphibian species.

44. Can battling invasive species be a mistake? (Part Two)

(Web Page; Thu Aug 06 13:51:00 CDT 2015)

In Part One, I discussed the prevalence of invasive species in contemporary ecosystems and questioned whether we should even spend time and resources battling them. I also discussed the "Tens Rule" in invasion biology, which suggests tha...

Description: Reviews of ecological data on the effects of non-native species have even led to the development of a theory called the "Tens Rule." Invasion biology suggests that only a small proportion of non-native species have negative effects on native ecosystems.

45. Journey to Canada’s Middle Earth: My first trip to Darkwoods

(Web Page; Fri Mar 04 17:06:00 CST 2016)

My bonus this fall was my first trip ever to Darkwoods with the ladies of CanRock: not a rock band at all, but instead the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Canadian Rockies Program (Nancy Newhouse, Hillary Page and Regi...

Description: My bonus this fall was my first trip ever to Darkwoods with the ladies of CanRock: not a rock band at all, but instead the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Canadian Rockies Program (Nancy Newhouse, Hillary Page and Regional Vice President Linda Hannah). We spent a night in a rustic little cabin that was donated to NCC in Tye on Darkwoods.

46. O’Canada! Culture of the wilderness: A day at the NCC Nebo property

(Web Page; Fri Jul 22 09:41:00 CDT 2016)

Nebo, some 70 kilometres due west of the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan is the largest and northernmost property recently acquired by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). This is an interesting acquisition, as it is located in th...

Description: Nebo, some 70 kilometres due west of the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan is the largest and northernmost property recently acquired by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

47. Striking Balance: Exploring Canada's biosphere reserves

(Web Page; Mon Sep 26 09:17:00 CDT 2016)

Making movies and TV shows is glamorous. Unless of course, you’re making documentary, public television. In that case, you may find yourself driving across the country in a late-model cargo van for weeks, or months at a time; accom...

Description: Making movies and TV shows is glamorous. Unless of course, you’re making documentary, public television.

48. NCC's new Happy Valley Forest Hike Series

(Web Page; Thu Sep 26 10:56:00 CDT 2019)

City, meet nature “How far do you think we are from Dundas Square?” It’s an odd question that Todd Farrell, coordinator of conservation biology in central Ontario for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), poses to a...

Description: A review of one of the events in NCC's Happy Valley Forest Hike Series, launched in the summer of 2016, as told by Nicole Evelyn Senyi.

49. Why take the time?

(Web Page; Fri Jun 22 15:59:00 CDT 2018)

A first-timer’s experience with volunteering for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC): It was a Saturday morning in June — cloudy and windy, as most prairie days are. My partner and I loaded up our gear and head off to pic...

Description: A first timer's experience with volunteering for the Nature Conservancy of Canada at Dundurn property in Saskatchewan.

50. Help create a hotel for birds!

(Web Page; Wed Feb 05 15:00:00 CST 2020)

The City of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was developed along the shores of Bedeque Bay — a safe, sheltered harbour for a historic ship building industry. Within this harbour sits Holman's Island: a 36-hectare (90-acre) island...

Description: NCC has a unique opportunity to conserve important bird habitat near the city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island.