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This piece comes to us from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, WCS and Nature are bringing you five stories in the fields of nature and conservation. Ever since I was a child growing up in Guatemala, I have loved the natural world. My country is full of wonderful biodiversity, from […]
The post Working with Local Communities in Guatemala to Protect Biodiversity appeared first on Nature.
This piece comes to us from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, WCS and Nature are bringing you five stories in the fields of nature and conservation. For most people, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx achievements and to embrace the culture and customs that were passed down […]
The post How Hispanic Heritage Influenced a Keeper to Help Her Community and Nature appeared first on Nature.
For decades, birdwatchers and naturalists alike have kept an eye out for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker, which was once America’s largest woodpecker. While several reports of possible sightings have been made over recent decades, the last commonly agreed upon sighting was in April 1944 in Northeast Louisiana. Unfortunately, after decades of searching and hopes of […]
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE! Journey deep into the heart of the world’s most remote jungles, savannas, tundras, mountains, and deserts with wildlife biologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant as she studies wild animals in their natural habitats. Rae and her teams spend years studying these animals – in order to protect their futures. Going Wild […]
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Ostrich: the largest and heaviest living bird. Kingdom: | Animalia Phylum: | Chordata Class: | Aves Order: | Struthioniformes Family: | Struthiondae Genus: | Struthio There are two living species of ostrich: the common ostrich (Struthio camelus) and the Somali ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes). Size and Weight: The ostrich is the largest and heaviest living bird. […]
This piece comes to us from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, WCS and Nature are bringing you five stories in the fields of nature and conservation. I’ve always been passionate about wildlife. Conservation is a huge part of my identity and has been the driving force behind my academic and […]
In honor of NATURE’s 40th anniversary, we asked viewers for their favorite NATURE moments. Below are some of your responses. What are your favorite NATURE moments? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #NaturePBS. Watch a preview of our 40th season HERE. What’s your favorite episode of NATURE? “Animal Misfits is my […]
This piece comes to us from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, WCS and Nature are bringing you five stories in the fields of nature and conservation. Whenever people ask me what I do for a living, I always say the same thing. I am a travel agent for zoo animals. […]
The post Travel Agent for Zoo Animals // Agente de Viaje para Animales de Zoológico appeared first on Nature.
Not all creatures are ones that you can spot during the day. In fact, there are many species you can find at night that are just as fascinating, including great honed owls, barn owls, foxes, rabbits, and other small mammals. Going out and exploring Canada’s nocturnal creatures can lead to some interesting nature stories and […]
“I often joke that here on the farm we are one tent away from being a circus. As my Dad used to say, farm work is ‘character building’. I am proud of our family farm, and I love what we do. I’m also extremely proud of our decision to leave parts of our land for […]
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‘Sing, Fly, and Soar’ is this year’s theme for World Migratory Bird Day, which focuses on celebrating the tremendous journey migratory birds take each year as they begin to head down to South America for the winter months. This year’s #WMBD2021 theme also encourages bird lovers and naturalists across the globe to use their voices […]
The post Fall Migration Celebrations: World Migratory Bird Day, 2021 appeared first on Nature Canada.
Founded by University of Guelph PhD student, Hayley Wilson, Bird Safe Guelph members are turning their passion into action to help make Guelph one of Canada’s next Bird Friendly Cities. Hayley first started Bird Safe Guelph in an effort to raise awareness and educate her community on local bird threats and conservation. The Guelph Bird […]
The personal stories and memories that Nature Canada members share about their love of nature always put a smile on my face. Thank you! It truly is such a delight to read and hear about the many ways our members and supporters have come to appreciate, respect and love nature: Whether it was their mother or […]
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Also known as the Hoot Owl, these large, round-headed birds get their name from the bar-like marks on their feathers. They are extremely aware of their own boundaries and show this to others through physical actions. Fossils of barred owls, dating back at least 11,000 years, have been dug up in Florida, Tennessee, and Ontario. […]
The Greater Vancouver area is home to over 2 million people and one of the most densely populated urban areas in Canada. And a large portion of those people crosses the brown, muddy, stinking stretch of the Fraser River every day. But the Fraser and its estuary support an abundance of wildlife including dwindling populations […]
Excitement builds as two Ontario cities, Hamilton and Burlington, wrap up their applications in the process of becoming a Certified Bird Friendly City. A collective Bird Team for both Hamilton and Burlington has been working tirelessly to ensure a safe haven for birds in both cities. Barry Coombs and Sara Shwadchuck, the co-chairs of Bird […]
What an amazing month August has been! Nature Canada launched its August Ontario 50/50 Raffle, running from August 3 – August 26 and with its outstanding success, YOU are ensuring that Ontario’s wildlife and wilderness are protected. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Now, let’s take a look at our August winners! […]
The post Congratulations to Our August 50/50 Raffle Winners! appeared first on Nature Canada.
As an example of life getting somewhat back to a new normal, the annual Society of Wildlife Artists’ exhibition opened at The Mall Galleries on Wednesday and closes on Sunday 24 October. It’s well worth a visit. On Wednesday evening, a slightly nervous group of guests arrived at the exhibition for the annual BTO Awards...
There have been rumours of this for quite a while but this news is very disappointing. The account on the website is very apologetic and rightly so, I think, as this will feel like a let down for many supporters of the project. I have heard that as well as some local birders’ being uneasy...
This is a bit like an i-Spy book for grown-ups, or semi-grown-ups. It’s an anthology of interesting things to look out for in the countryside, grouped in three sections; field, wood and seashore. The seashore section is short and felt a bit like a refreshing dessert after a sizeable starter in the fields and a...
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