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© Lora Denis
February 2, 2023–Maya Davidson
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 ...
December 12, 2022–Jake Guggenheimer
Species at Risk•Wild Species
Wolverine, Species at risk © Ninara CC BY 2.0
Have you ever wondered how different species adapt to survive the coldest months of the year? Animals have different mechanisms to stay warm and source food when options are scarce, ...
December 17, 2020–Miranda Baksh
Recreation and Events•Wild Species
Ruffed grouse tracks © The Real Kam 75 CC BY-SA 2.0
For some, the winter months are a time to retreat indoors and avoid the cold at all costs. Some animals do the same, as they hibernate where the frost can’t ...
March 21, 2018–Kelsey Bedard
Reptiles and Amphibians
Snapping turtle © James Paterson
With spring’s arrival, reptiles are beginning to emerge in Ontario. But have you ever wondered what they do during our cold, snowy winters? Reptiles don’t migrate, so what do they ...
April 9, 2015–Noah Cole
Greenbelt and Greenway
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 ...
Wolf Lake © Ryan Mariotti