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May 24, 2023–Ontario Nature Staff
Boreal Forest•Environmental Education•Habitat•How To•Recreation and Events•Species at Risk•Wild Species
American white pelicans © Rick Derevan CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Just in time for summer, Ontario Nature is pleased to present our new and updated guides to Northern Ontario. For hiking, canoeing, and other adventures, our Nature of the North ...
April 21, 2023–Guest blogger
Habitat•Recreation and Events•Reduce Your Footprint•Reptiles and Amphibians•Water
Watercross © Dick Daniels CC BY-SA 2.0
Not expecting to hear snowmobiles in the summer? Be advised snowmobile watercross, known as watercross racing, is gaining in popularity and may be headed your way. Despite negative impacts on ...
March 23, 2023–Jenna Cardoso
Northern Ontario is known for its rugged landscapes of dense black spruce forests, crystal clear lakes and rivers, and pristine wilderness areas. However, industrial development is increasingly fragmenting the northern ...
Red osier dogwood in winter wetland © Duncan Rawlinson
Without the chorus of birdsong and frog calls heard in warmer months, it’s easy to picture wetlands as vacant in the winter. But appearances can be deceiving. Snow-blanketed ice transforms ...
January 6, 2023–Renee Suzanne Lemieux
Boreal forest, Obatanga Lake © Scott Smithson
The name “Ontario” originates from an Iroquoian word meaning “sparkling” or “beautiful” water. With more than 250,000 lakes and countless rivers and streams, it’s not hard to see how our ...