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July 20, 2017–Cali Fox
Blacklegged tick © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Hiking and camping season has arrived and with it, ticks. Here’s what you need to know about protecting yourself from ticks when you’re outdoors this summer.
July 11, 2017–Guest blogger
How To•Reptiles and Amphibians•Species at Risk•Stewardship and restoration
Seven of Ontario’s eight turtle species are provincially at risk. By helping a turtle cross the road, you contribute to their conservation. But what if you spot a turtle that’s ...
July 6, 2017–Stephanie Muckle
Virginia bluebells along the Sydenham River © Smera Sukumar
Ontario Nature’s 26 nature reserves have a lot to offer explorers in southern and eastern Ontario. I’ve crafted the following dichotomous key (a field guide tool that helps identify unknown ...
June 6, 2017–Jenna Siu
As I walked through the forest on a warm spring afternoon, I saw a dark creature flutter by. It was a mourning cloak butterfly! As I looked around, I saw ...
April 9, 2015–Noah Cole
Black capped chickadee, Rice Lake Conservation Area, © Noah Cole
The Oak Ridges Moraine is a fantastic place to explore in every season. With more than 50 parks, trails and protected areas across the moraine there are plenty of places ...