See spring ephemerals before they’re gone

See spring ephemerals before they’re gone

In early spring when the ground has thawed, the forest floor comes alive with flowering plants. Some of these early flowering plants are called spring ephemerals because they aren’t around for long. These short-lived plants grow only in spring… Continue Reading

Animals of the night

Animals of the night

When the sun is down and daytime animals, known as diurnal animals, are resting for the night, a new group of animals starts their day. These animals are nocturnal meaning they are active at night…. Continue Reading

Earth Day Food for Thought: Farming for Conservation

Earth Day Food for Thought: Farming for Conservation

The Credit River Watershed is a working landscape. Over 50 per cent of the land in the northern part of the watershed is farmland. Farmers provide us with food, fuel and fibre for clothing and… Continue Reading

Meet the Expert Who Inventories Our Watershed

Meet the Expert Who Inventories Our Watershed

There are 376 native plant species, 41 mammal species and 244 bird species in the Credit River Watershed. We know facts like these because of the work of CVC’s Natural Heritage Inventory (NHI) program. CVC’s… Continue Reading

Wildlife that fool you

Wildlife that fool you

Happy April Fools! While we may dedicate one day a year to putting sugar in the saltshaker or plastic wrap over the toilet seat, in nature, pranks happen every day. Many animals change their appearance… Continue Reading

Why do Water Levels Change at Rattray Marsh?

Why do Water Levels Change at Rattray Marsh?

Spring is here, which often means higher water levels across the Credit River Watershed. Rattray Marsh in south Mississauga is no exception. As a coastal wetland on Lake Ontario its water levels are influenced by… Continue Reading

Making Maple Memories… Online!

Making Maple Memories… Online!

March is maple month. In the past, we celebrated this liquid gold at Island Lake and Terra Cotta Conservation Areas with our annual Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival. This year, we’re celebrating the sweetest season online… Continue Reading


Woodpeckers March to their own Beat

Woodpeckers March to their own Beat

Spring is almost here. If you listen closely, you’ll hear songbirds announcing their presence with unique melodies. Woodpeckers also play in the spring symphony. Both male and females will drum into dead or hollow trees… Continue Reading

Youth Continue Environmental Leadership During the Pandemic

Youth Continue Environmental Leadership During the Pandemic

Each year hundreds of youth volunteer with us to learn about nature and take environmental action. Through our Frontline program, participants, called Frontliners, take part in workshops and stewardship activities to develop their leadership skills,… Continue Reading


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