Plants & Animals

What’s that Goo?

What’s that Goo?

By CVC’s Meagan Ruffini, Marketing and Communications Associate 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… 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

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Today’s the day we celebrate love and relationships. But did you know love is all around us in nature? This Valentine’s Day we’re marking a different kind of romance, one that lives in the Credit… Continue Reading

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

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