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51. Queg! Queg! Queg!

(Web Page; Wed Jun 17 15:27:00 CDT 2020)

“Magpie! You’re an early riser, Magpie! You’re a bold chastiser, Magpie! Always waking up my wife and I…” The lyrics to Ian Tyson's song “Magpie” tell the story of a fascinating and comical...

Description: A member of the crow family Corvidae, the magpie is a large, black and white North American bird with a long iridescent greenish black, wedge-shaped tail. Their presence is known by their raucous “queg, queg, queg” call or sometimes a persistent nasal querulous maag-sounding voice.

52. How to prepare for your next hiking trip

(Web Page; Fri Jan 11 08:47:00 CST 2019)

Hiking is a great choice for enjoying an adventure that contributes to physical and mental fitness. Whether you're an expert hiker or a novice, you'll want to accomplish two things: having lots of fun and staying safe. Here are some help...

Description: Hiking is a great choice for enjoying an adventure that contributes to physical and mental fitness. Here are some helpful tips and equipment recommendations for new hikers.

53. Tailing biologists on a local "bat blitz" near Osoyoos

(Web Page; Thu Jul 23 15:29:00 CDT 2015)

It’s Sunday afternoon and I have a date with a large group of biologists conducting a bat blitz at the Sage and Sparrow Conservation area [in BC's Okanagan region]. The forecast is calling for a severe thunderstorm, but I have no w...

Description: It’s Sunday afternoon and I have a date with a large group of biologists conducting a bat blitz at the Sage and Sparrow Conservation area beyond Kilpoola Lake.

54. Deep freeze frogs

(Web Page; Tue Nov 22 09:18:00 CST 2016)

It’s a chilly day in March when we meet with Dave Prescott, Alberta Fish and Wildlife species at risk biologist, amidst snow drifts and icicles at the Twin Butte General Store. Despite the weekend blizzard and challenging road cond...

Description: It’s a chilly day in March when we meet with Dave Prescott, Alberta Fish and Wildlife Species at Risk Biologist , amidst snow drifts and icicles at the Twin Butte General Store. Despite the weekend blizzard and challenging road conditions, Dave has driven down from Red Deer, hauling his son Ian along for the ride, for the sole purpose of assisting The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in a new endeavour.

55. 20,000 days of nature conservation

(Web Page; Wed Apr 11 09:17:00 CDT 2018)

At the end of this summer, on August 30, 2017, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will mark exactly 20,000 days of conservation. This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the work done by NCC and our partners...

Description: NCC's Dan Kraus shares conservation successes from our past 20,000 days, as an organization and for NCC's future.

56. Adventures restoring Lake Erie Farms

(Web Page; Mon Mar 06 13:34:00 CST 2017)

Not everything goes according to plan. It was June 2009, the third growing season at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Lake Erie Farms ecological restoration property in Norfolk County, Ontario. I was the ecological...

Description: Repost from The Blazing Star, a publication of the North American Native Plant Society, about ecological restoration on NCC's Lake Erie Farms.

57. Pink coreopsis

(Web Page; Fri Oct 11 14:51:00 CDT 2019)

What does it look like? Pink coreopsis, also known as pink tickseed, is a perennial herbaceous plant. It grows 20- to 60-centimetre-long stalks and pink or white flowers with yellow centres. Its leaves are two to five centimetres long an...

Description: Pink coreopsis, also known as pink tickseed, is a perennial herbaceous plant with 20- to 60-centimetre-long stalks and pink or white flowers with yellow centres.