Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses

By CVC’s Meagan Ruffini, Marketing and Communications Associate You know the feeling: You’re working away and slowly losing focus. The afternoon crash is hitting hard and your creativity has hit a dead end. It’s time… Continue Reading

Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?

Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?

To get to the other side of course! You often see snapping turtles cross the road during their nesting season May to mid-July. Female snapping turtles are looking for just the right place to find… Continue Reading

A Fin-tastic Summer is Just Around the Corner

A Fin-tastic Summer is Just Around the Corner

As the end of the school year approaches, many parents are thinking about fun activities for their kids to try this summer. Finding a healthy balance of indoor and outdoor activities can be challenging. Summer… Continue Reading

What’s that Goo?

What’s that Goo?

Have you ever come across a strange mass in a wetland or pond and wondered: “What on earth is this!?” We’re here to help you solve the mystery once and for all. Many amphibians breed… Continue Reading

Trumpeter Swans: A Treasure of the Credit

Trumpeter Swans: A Treasure of the Credit

It’s a warm spring day and the sun is shining as you watch the Credit River flow peacefully downstream. Along comes a bank of swans gliding effortlessly through the water. There’s something about their noble… Continue Reading

Where in the Watershed are the Silver-Spotted Skippers?

Where in the Watershed are the Silver-Spotted Skippers?

Blog Post by CVC’s Laura Timms, Natural Heritage Management Ecologist I remember the first time I saw a Silver-spotted Skipper. I was in a meadow in the Rouge Valley and was blown away by how… Continue Reading

Building a forest from the ground up at Rattray Marsh

Building a forest from the ground up at Rattray Marsh

If you’ve taken a trip to Rattray Marsh Conservation Area lately you’ll immediately notice the poor state of the lowland forest on the property. This was caused by the now well-documented invasive insect, Emerald Ash… Continue Reading


It’s a Bug’s Life…and a Bird’s Too

It’s a Bug’s Life…and a Bird’s Too

Birds who hunt insects while in flight are known as aerial insectivores. These birds are able to perform exceptional in-flight turns and adjust their flight speeds. Some of them can even spend hours continuously in… Continue Reading

You Can’t Separate the Watershed from the Water…And You Can Have Your Say About It

You Can’t Separate the Watershed from the Water…And You Can Have Your Say About It

By Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation I learned early in my career the importance of the relationship between the land and water. How different geology, soils and landforms influence the types of… Continue Reading


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