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Plants & Animals

How Local Animals Survive in Winter

How Local Animals Survive in Winter

Winter’s back and it’s time to stock up on essentials like soup and firewood, and make sure your Netflix subscription is up-to-date. Everyone has a different strategy to survive the winter – and animals are… Continue Reading

What’s bugging you? Getting to know your small roommates

What’s bugging you? Getting to know your small roommates

How many bugs do you think live in your house? Unless you’re a real clean fanatic, you’ll probably see a spider here and there and the occasional silverfish or house centipede scurrying away when you… Continue Reading

Field Finds: Brewster’s Warbler

Field Finds: Brewster’s Warbler

We recently discovered a Brewster’s Warbler (pictured above) in one of our conservation areas, while doing a breeding bird survey. First discovered by William Brewster in 1874, it was initially thought to be a new… Continue Reading

Six pollinators that rarely make the bee-list

Six pollinators that rarely make the bee-list

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at what’s buzzing around your garden. But bees aren’t the only pollinators helping to keep green spaces healthy and lush. Here… Continue Reading

Five fast facts about painted turtles

Five fast facts about painted turtles

Spring has sprung in the Credit River Watershed and painted turtles are turtle-ly loving the recent warmth. Turtles and snakes are the first reptiles to be sighted after overwintering. Ontario is home to two painted… Continue Reading

Partnering to build bird habitat

Partnering to build bird habitat

Lake Ontario’s north shore is a hotspot for migrating birds. They arrive on our shoreline hungry and exhausted after their 40-kilometre flight across Lake Ontario during spring migration. Our growing communities in the greater Toronto… Continue Reading

Beautiful Spring Flowers

Beautiful Spring Flowers

It’s officially spring, but when will the cold winter weather leave for good? When you start seeing flowers blooming in your garden, it’s  a sure sign that spring weather is here. After a long cold… Continue Reading

European Buckthorn: Junk Food for Wildlife

European Buckthorn: Junk Food for Wildlife

Like humans, Mother Nature has to deal with the consequences of junk food. The spread of invasive plant species in the Credit River Watershed creates big problems for plants and wildlife. When non-native plants like… Continue Reading

A New Visitor to Our Watershed

A New Visitor to Our Watershed

Article by CVC’s Sarah Labrie. The Dickcissel is said to be one of the most abundant breeding birds found in North American prairie grasslands. Its sparrow-like appearance and tendency to reside in similar habitats often leads… Continue Reading