Birds without borders

Birds without borders

Canada provides crucial breeding habitat to millions of migratory birds every year. Thanks to new methods of tracking and counting, we are learning more and more about their extraordinary lives — and the many challenges they face here and abroad THE STORY OF BIRDS IN...
Tiny fish to big picture

Tiny fish to big picture

Marine biologist Amanda Vincent is a renowned seahorse specialist. Her work on these minute creatures has led her to become one of the world’s leading conservationists — and a global force for change FOR CENTURIES, POETS AND ASTRONOMERS have led the way in capturing...
Man of the owl

Man of the owl

For more than 20 years, Gerry Powers has been the go-to guy, finding and caring for injured owls in B.C.’s Fraser Valley GERRY POWERS SAYS the phone call came — as they often do — in the middle of the night. It was from a couple of RCMP officers working in the...
Everybody counts

Everybody counts

In this new era of citizen science, the public is playing a crucial role in tracking species and helping to conserve our natural heritage “IS THAT A TREE SPARROW? Yeah, I think I’ve got a tree sparrow.” “Back up in those weeds?” “Yeah.” “There’s at least two...
Chasing the dragon

Chasing the dragon

Thanks to citizen scientists and new technologies, we are finally learning about the common green darner, an amazing migrating dragonfly SUSAN BLAYNEY STARTED OUT watching birds. Next it was butterflies. Now it’s dragonflies. Come spring the retired former registered...
A howl for help

A howl for help

For years the Algonquin or eastern wolf was considered a sub-species of the grey wolf and its importance questioned. Research over the past decade has changed that. Now… can they be saved? ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK’S “WOLF HOWLS” have long been...