Plants & Animals

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

Yippie I Oh Coyote

Yippie I Oh Coyote

At CVC, we’re often asked by neighbours to clarify if they’ve spotted a wolf or coyote roaming about the Credit River Watershed. By learning a little more about the history, behaviours and physical characteristics of… Continue Reading

Fawning Over Our Local Deer

Fawning Over Our Local Deer

Autumn is an exciting time in the Credit River Watershed. Leaves fall to the ground and expose wildlife often hidden by the lush greenery of summer. Ontario is home to about 400,000 White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus… Continue Reading

What Happens to Snakes in Winter?

What Happens to Snakes in Winter?

As the leaves continue to fall and the chilly temperatures inch ever closer, we know that winter will soon be here. While some of Ontario’s birds, bats and butterflies make their way down south to… Continue Reading

Benthic Macroinvertebrates: Indicators of Environmental Health

Benthic Macroinvertebrates: Indicators of Environmental Health

The term benthic macroinvertebrates refers to organisms that live at the bottom of streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands. We do a lot of research into these interesting creatures that live in our watershed. Benthic macroinvertebrates… Continue Reading

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