Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Stories From the Field

  • Magpie (Photo by David Ellis
    Queg! Queg! Queg!

    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.
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  • Hiker on Nodwell property (Photo by Robert Berdan)
    Why we need nature now more than ever

    Being outdoors makes people happier, healthier and more productive, which are things we all need right now. But remember to respect physical distancing while out in nature.
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  • Baird's sparrow (Photo by Alan MacKeigan)
    Signs of spring

    Spring is approaching, which means that the days getting longer, the snow beginning to melt away and the familiar songs of birds are ringing out. These seasonal changes signal a time to re-fresh and re-set.
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  • Pronghorn by Alex Romito
    New digital engagement resources

    Because we can't always connect in person, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has developed some nature-based activities to keep you and your family entertained — from the comfort of your home.
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  • View from the Simpson property (Photo courtesy Mike Simpson)
    The Simpsons’ story

    In the late 1960s, Mike and Sylvia Simpson made the decision to move their family out of Calgary and into the country. They moved into the foothills by the town of Cochrane, and the following decade they purchased 69 hectares (170 acres) farther west, in the Wildcat Hills.
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  • Deck furniture (Photo from Pxhere)
    Stay connected to nature in your home

    Avoiding people doesn’t mean staying away from nature. To feel less down as we all practice social distancing, try to incorporate some natural therapy into your home life.
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