Adam Hunter, Nature Conservancy of Canada In honour of International Cat Day, an occasion started by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002 and held earlier this month on August 8, learn about the three wild cat species found in Canada. Bobcat The smallest of Canada’s three wild cat species, the bobcat got its […]
Travel back to the Carboniferous
Hai Lin Wang, Nature Conservancy of Canada Alongside marshes and in forests and meadows lives a group of plants that are older than the dinosaurs. Called horsetails, these plants have had quite a trek through time. This group is also referred to as the Equisetum genus, a type of biological classification that contains all known […]
Enlighten yourself about species that glow
Adam Hunter, Nature Conservancy of Canada, guest contributor I had my first encounter with a “glow-in-the-dark” species when I was a child. My parents and I were visiting relatives in St. Catharines, Ontario, and we were in their backyard enjoying the warm, summer evening. In the distance, I noticed tiny, flashing yellow lights floating in […]
In the depths of the Lac-Ã -la-Tortue bog
Louis-Martin Pilote, NCC, guest contributor Peatlands are wetlands composed of plant residues accumulated over thousands of years. Although they are widespread in the Quebec landscape, they remain unknown to a large part of the population. However they provide us with many essential ecological services, such as water filtration and flood control. They are also valuable […]
Just 30 centimetres long, Richardson’s ground squirrels survive the cold Canadian winters by escaping underground.