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© Lora Denis
September 24, 2021–Guest blogger
Ecology•Habitat•Protected Places•Stewardship and restoration
Lake and forest near Catchacoma © AFER
Driving along a rural road in central Ontario, it’s easy to feel immersed in the forests of the Canadian Shield. Surrounded by tall pines, one could forget that you’re on ...
July 23, 2021–Alice Dabrowski
Vertebrate bioblitz. Ontario Nature Youth Summit 2019 © Noah Cole
Where would science be without contributions from the public? While trained scientists are regarded as experts, every academic and professional scientist was, at some point, a novice themselves. In fact, ...
May 22, 2020–Jackie Ho
Conservation News•Ecology•Indigenous Relations•Protected Places
Jack Lake © Denyse Martial
Some areas undoubtedly merit protection. In Peterborough County (Treaty 20), the lands and waters surrounding Jack Lake (also known locally as Jack’s Lake) are highly valued by First Nations and ...
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 ...
December 13, 2018–Guest blogger
Short-tailed shrew © Jasmine Veitch
Though not as flashy as the moose or black bear, smaller mammals, such as mice, voles, and chipmunks, play key roles in their habitat. Small mammals provide food for predators, ...
Short-eared owl © Scott Fairbairn