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© Lora Denis
July 8, 2022–Jake Guggenheimer
Warm weather is here, and people have started to travel across the province from near and far. Images of canoeing across a glassy lake, reeling in a feisty fish, or ...
January 13, 2022–Keeva Fitzpatrick
Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) displaying its characteristic black berries © Eli Sagor
Caring for our nature reserves involves a wide range of actions, from preventing invasive species establishment to restoring habitats and conducting species surveys. However, despite our efforts, invasive species are ...
July 23, 2020–Noah Cole
Lymantria dispar dispar moth caterpillar © Washington State Department of Agriculture
In the summer of 2020, many millions of spongy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar, LDD) caterpillars emerged across Ontario, causing ecological concern from North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie to Windsor ...
May 12, 2020–Ron Corkum
Cootes Paradise © girlguyed CC BY-NC 2.0
Although we are uncertain as to the origin of COVID-19, it is conceivable that transmission of a virus from a single bat may have resulted in a series of events ...
March 20, 2020–Guest blogger
Shoreline of Easter Island © James Kamstra
While strolling through the deciduous forest in September 2018, I looked down when a strange plant caught my eye. What was that? It looked much like Lopseed? Opposite leaves and ...