Our December 2020 webinar featured Toby Thorne, Program Coordinator for the Native Bat Conservation Program at the Toronto Zoo. Toby’s talk began with the fascinating and diverse world of bats as a whole, before narrowing in to the species found in Ontario, why they deserve our attention, and some of the projects being undertaken by the Toronto Zoo’s Native Bat Conservation Program to expand our understanding.
In the urban environment trees and fungi are inseparable. Oftentimes, we only tend to see the forest for the trees, instead of the fungi. The purpose of this webinar is to begin seeing the realities of the urban forest – that it isn’t just trees.
Congratulations to Liam Thorne, recipient of the 2019 Robert Curry Trophy! Liam saw 195 birds in 2019. Bob Curry recently interviewed Liam about birding, which we’re happy to share with you below. Enjoy! For more information about the Robert Curry Trophy, click here.
The Mottled Duskywing is an endangered butterfly that is restricted to southwestern Ontario and southeastern Manitoba. This species is associated with some of the rarest ecosystems in Canada, such as oak savannas, oak and pine woodlands, tall grass prairies, and alvars with early successional habitat where its larval host plants (Ceanothus spp.) occur. The Mottled Duskywing […]
Twelve Mile Creek is the last cold water stream in the Niagara Region, and the Niagara Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada is rightly proud of the work they are doing to preserve and enhance it. Speaker: Brian Green
Chantal Theijn from the Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge discusses how to determine if wildlife is in need of help and if so, how to best help in a safe and responsible manner.
Rachael Derbyshire will share her stories from the field and preliminary results of her work as she studies the Canada lynx, a keystone species with population cycles that closely follow those of snowshoe hare, including how lynx behaviour changes how they cope with periods of low hare availability and other environmental factors. Building upon previous […]
May 13, 2019: In July 2018, Jessica and Richard drove the Dempster Highway to Inuvik and the new highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk. The Dempster is a highway in name alone. Both the Dempster and the new highway to Tuk are prone to washouts, landslides, mud that makes the road turn to grease and dry spells that turn the road surface into a dust bowl and a hardpan. It is such a challenge to drive that it is recommended that a heavy duty vehicle equipped with one or more spare tires, a jerrycan of extra fuel and damage insurance, be used.
April 8, 2019: Despite having the greatest diversity of reptiles in Canada, it can be a challenge finding them in Ontario. Our elusive and sometimes stigmatized snakes and turtles face many challenges themselves. What?s being done to help them? Alison will share her knowledge and experiences from the field with a little help from her reptile education ambassador, Noodle.