Posts Tagged ‘species’

The ESA Review: Ten Things You Need to Know

This is the Endangered Species Act, not the Endangered Business Act. Please join us in urging the government not to weaken protections for species at risk! Sign today at: https://ontarionature.good.do/esa/support ESA_handout_top 10

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A guide to bats in Ontario

A guide to bats in Ontario October 31, 2018–Alex Ross Categories Species at Risk Happy Halloween! Bats have a bad rap, especially around this time of year. Thanks to Dracula, bats are seen as thirsty, bloodsucking creatures of the night but these harmless mammals play a vital role in sustaining the balance of ecosystems across…

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Five creatures that want us to fight climate change

Five creatures that want us to fight climate change WWF OCTOBER 24, 2018 Wildlife in Canada are in trouble, and climate change is making matters worse. These five species-at-risk – including a rabbit-like creature the weight of a baseball that climbs mountains and a beach-loving shorebird – are vulnerable to the changing climate, and stand…

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Turtles: Canada’s culture in a shell

Blanding’s turtle, Frontenac Arch Natural Area, ON (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton) May 23, 2018 | by Raechel Bonomo It was a gloomy day in southern Ontario. Although the canoe I paddled in was quiet, the landscape — filled with croaks and chirping — was anything but. Ten feet away, a small creature emerged from the glass-like water to stretch its tiny head from…

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Turtles | Snakes | Lizard | Salamanders | Frogs and Toads

Reptiles and Amphibians Ontario is a vast province, rich in biodiversity. Yet every year, more plants and animals are added to Ontario’s list of species at risk, which now numbers more than 200. In response, Ontario Nature is actively involved in research, public education and policy work on their behalf. Click on the picture or…

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Get outside and report your sightings

It’s that time of year again when we start to see emerging turtles, salamanders, snakes and frogs! Learn more about these species and report your sightings with Ontario Nature’s Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas. This citizen-science project helps to increase our knowledge base of these species, but we need your help! We’ve got a number…

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Get a “guide to the sky” this spring

Wondering which bird species are nesting in your neighbourhood or what’s chirping as they fly across the sky? NCC has designed a special migratory bird map to highlight the flyways of 12 of Canada’s migratory bird species. The map provides information on when the birds will return to Canada this spring and on which NCC properties you…

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The 66th Annual Peterborough CBC was held on Sunday, December 17th, 2017

The 66th Annual Peterborough CBC was held on Sunday, December 17th, 2017. There were 71 field participants and 10 feeder watchers. A total of 60 species were observed representing 12,166 individuals. The number of species is the second highest. New Count Species: Sandhill Crane and Fox Sparrow New Count High: Cooper’s Hawk – 12 (previous was…

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Do you know why wetlands matter?

Do you know why wetlands matter? For years, wetlands were thought of as nothing but abandoned wastelands. But wetlands actually serve many functions, such as controlling floods, protecting coastal areas from erosion, filtering sediments and toxic substances, and providing habitat and food for a wide range of species. Take this quiz to find out more…

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