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Hibernation - 10NatureNature - Hibernation - 10Species

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Wintergreen

Why do conifers keep their needles? How are the trees “evergreen” even in the coldest winters? All leaves have stomata: pore-like structures that absorb...

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AdaptationNatureNature - Adapt - 10Species

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Road Trip

Roads take us to new places and we have many wonderful adventures, even when a tire blows or the vehicle breaks down.  But. These adventures come at a cost,...

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Habitat - Issue 9NatureNature - Habitat - 9Species

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Life of a Cicada

Back in the summer, the ecologists at Conservation Halton spotted a cicada shedding its skin outside the administration office. We kept an eye on the insect...

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Nature - Web - 8Species

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High Horses

Have you met Ollie, Odyssey, Ruby, Judy, Sally and Brooke? These gentle giants are the hard working Percheron horses that pull the wagons for our winter sleigh...

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Issue 7 - StreamNatureNature - Issue 7 - StreamSpecies

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Miraculous Conception

A baby born without a genetic father might sound like a divine miracle or a biblical tale but, this past summer, it happened at Mountsberg Conservation Area...

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Issue 6NatureNature Issue 6Species

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Swallowville: Pop. 200

The travellers who arrive here come from as far away as Panama and Colombia to this spot in the spring, where over thirty nest boxes stand. Welcome to...

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Issue 5NatureNature Issue 5Species

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The Butcher Bird

Out for a walk through a farmer’s field, you encounter a grisly scene: a mouse impaled on the thorn of a Hawthorne tree. What you’ve stumbled upon is the...

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Issue 4NatureNature Issue 4Species

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The Gray Jay

On November 16, after more than a year of debate, Canadian Geographic named the gray jay the national bird of Canada —and the outcry could be heard from...

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Issue 3NatureNature Issue 3Species

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Mean and Green: The Emerald Ash Borer

What’s small, green, flies and is less than an inch long? Not sure? It’s beautiful to look at, but it has a devastating impact on the ash trees around...

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Issue 2NatureNature Issue 2Species

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A Small Big Problem

It’s surprising how the tiniest things can have the biggest impact. A single microscopic larvae can be the beginning of a mushrooming, pervasive infestation...

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