Technicians survey tree in the field (Photo by NCC)

Technicians survey tree in the field (Photo by NCC)

Featured research

Featured research stories are from Land Lines, the Nature Conservancy of Canada blog.

  • The big ears, strong bite and honey-coloured downy fur make this rare male pallid bat distinctive. (Photo by Richard McGuire)

    Tailing biologists on a local "bat blitz" near Osoyoos

    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...
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  • Barn swallow nesting at OMB interpretive centre (Photo by Dr. Steve Zack)

    Birds of Old Man on His Back

    I moved to this area in 1969 when I married a farmer/rancher whose land adjoins the Old Man on His Back Prairie Heritage and Conservation Area...
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  • Small white lady's-slipper (Photo by Melissa Grantham)

    Pollination deception: Manitoba’s lady’s slipper orchids

    In Manitoba we have several species of lady’s slipper orchids, but the two I am most interested in, and have researched, are the yellow lady’s...
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  • Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve flowers, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

    What’s the buzz on bees at the Cowichan Preserve?

    You’ve probably seen it in the news: bees are in trouble. There has been a lot of press about managed honeybees, introduced to North America...
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  • Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

    Conversations in the forest: The roots of nature's equanimity

    The solace a walk in the forest provides human beings is immeasurable. We are rejuvenated, calmed, balanced and contented in mind and soul. We...
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  • North Enmore nature reserve, PEI (Photo by Troy McMullin)

    Lichen hotspot discovered on Prince Edward Island

    In the fall of 2014 my colleague, Rachel Deloughery, and I travelled throughout Prince Edward Island in search of lichen. We visited 63...
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  • The northern blazing star is being used to test assisted migration as a climate change conservation tool. (Photo by ABMI)

    Blazing ahead of climate change: The potential for assisted migration of Alberta’s native plants

    It’s the Goldilocks principle. All species, including plants, animals and fungi, are uniquely adapted to a specific combination of climate and...
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  • A sunny Garry oak savannah (Photo by Jenny McCune)

    Historical ecology: Probing the mysteries of ancient landscapes

    A challenge for humans in our attempts to manage ecosystems is that we’re often dealing with beings much longer lived than ourselves. For...
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