Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystems such as forests, wetlands and streams support all life on Earth. Healthier ecosystems mean a healthier planet. Ecosystem restoration means helping in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded or destroyed, as well as… Continue Reading

A small step towards the natural

A small step towards the natural

A thousand gold-tipped arrow shafts are just beginning to surface on Island Lake as the rising sun casts its light on the eastern horizon. The surrounding area of Island Lake is home to a variety… Continue Reading

Facts you may newt (not) know about reptiles and amphibians

Facts you may newt (not) know about reptiles and amphibians

The days are warmer, the ground is drier and we’re not the only ones delighted about the vitamin D. Reptiles and amphibians have said goodbye to their winter homes and hello to spring. The Credit… Continue Reading

Another Year of Invasive Moths

Another Year of Invasive Moths

If you have trees on your property, you’re likely familiar with the invasive LDD moth (also known as gypsy moth*). This time of year, we start to see a lot of LDD moth caterpillars emerge… Continue Reading

Discover the Beauty of Butterflies

Discover the Beauty of Butterflies

Do you remember the first time you saw a butterfly? There’s an excitement watching a butterfly flutter from flower to flower as it feeds. Spotting a butterfly is also a sign that warmer weather is… Continue Reading

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

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