Stories from the Field

  • Oleander aphids (Photo by cory_silas_sheffield, CC BY-NC 4.0)

    The ants that herd aphids

    Did you know that some species of ants develop a mutually beneficial relationship with aphids? Ants protect the aphids from predators and, in...
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  • Forest canopy in Backus Woods, ON (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

    Learning new things in familiar places

    Find out what Brock Hussey, a returning NCC conservation intern, learned during this field season and the rehabilitated habitat that he...
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  • Big Valley planting site (Photo by NCC)

    Three takeaways from a communications internship in conservation

    Tyler Schroeder recaps his summer as a communications intern with NCC's Saskatchewan Region.
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  • Mouse-ear hawkweed flower (Photo by mhalsted, CC BY-NC 4.0)

    Mouse-ear hawkweed: Friend or foe?

    A recurring question about invasive species management: when do we intervene and when do we let nature run its natural course? NCC summer...
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  • NCC intern and volunteers conducting a tree survey at Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin (Photo by NCC)

    Going paperless: Introducing a new data collection tool

    NCC's Saskatchewan Region is converting the old paper-based health assessment sheets into a data collection survey for mobile devices.
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  • Western bergamot (Photo by NCC)

    Grasslands, close-up

    The magic of Saskatchewan's prairie grasslands might just reveal themselves when you zoom in.
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  • My grandfather's canoe, his pride and joy. Our neighbours out for a paddle in the canoe (Photo courtesy of Asha Swann/NCC intern)

    Remembering his cedar canoe

    Grandparents often impart their values and passions on the younger generation. This is a story of Asha Swann's grandfather's cedar canoe and...
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  • Gillies Grove trail (Photo by Asha Swann/NCC intern)

    My three months as NCC's national communications intern

    Asha Swann is NCC's summer 2021 national communications intern. Read about her experiences.
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  • Woodburnings of some my favourite species on Pelee Island: the eastern banded tigersnail, broad-banded forestsnail, and striped whitelip. These snails are all nationally endangered and threatened by a range of factors including climate change, habitat loss and competition from introduced snails and slugs. (Photo by Hashveenah Manoharan/NCC intern)

    Cockroaches and colours: Exercises in attention on Pelee Island

    In an era where attention span can last only as long as it takes for a webpage to load, art is a great way to to develop the muscle of attention.
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  • The 2021 eastern Ontario team at Elbow Lake, ON (Photo by NCC)

    A thank you letter to the young professionals of conservation

    Why there is exceptional value to hiring youth in the conservation field and the satisfaction in watching young professionals grow and learn.
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