Invasive Species Awareness Week

    Invasive species are plant and animal species that are introduced into a new environment, intentionally or by accident, that have no natural controls to keep their populations in check. They can be simply a nuisance or wreak havoc on native ecosystems. Invasive species have the potential to change water cycling, soil chemistry, and…

Wildlife Surviving Winter

    Scarves, mittens, tuques, snow pants, and boots; In Canada, we know how to bundle up to beat the cold. Even our wildlife has to adapt to the weather and different species use a variety of interesting and sometimes unique ways to keep warm each winter. Perhaps most noticeable are the species that simply flee…

Celebrating World Wetlands Day

      Let’s start with the frightening facts: 64% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since 1990, and many of the remaining wetlands are significantly degraded (The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands). Wetlands have a variety of economic, social, and cultural benefits and play a crucial role in ecosystem function. They provide habitat for flora…