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Helping our Feathered Friends in the Winter

Posted December 7, 2020 by vindi


  This time of year, wildlife needs your help more than ever. Whether it is because they are late migrators, cold winter snaps, or they just do not have enough body fat to stay warm. We can do our part...

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Bat Hibernation

Posted by vindi


While the nights get longer and the weather gets colder, bats seek out places to hibernate. Bats may seek out abandoned mines, caves, and other shelters like peoples’ homes, barns, and garages. While having a bat sharing the same space...

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Have you seen the Northern Saw-whet Owl?

Posted November 16, 2020 by vindi


Traipsing around a mature forest near a river, you spot a small, hunkering puffball in the dense foliage. It’s standing stock-still as if any slight movement will betray its presence. You look closer and see two bright, amber eyes staring...

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Winter is Flush with Thrushes

Posted November 7, 2020 by vindi


As our seasons change, so do our feathered neighbours. This time of year, we see fewer Rufous Hummingbirds and American Goldfinches, but several other birds stick around. One type of bird is the thrushes, a family of songbirds. What are...

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Maintaining Your Hummingbird Feeder

Posted November 4, 2020 by vindi


Hummingbird feeders are a great way to observe these beautiful birds while providing them a source of energy! Feeders can be especially important to Anna’s Hummingbird, a species that stays throughout the year, and to other species that may be...

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Preparing for Hooting Season!

Posted by vindi


We tend to associate the Fall months with full moons, falling leaves, and owls. Why owls? It is this time of year when you are most likely to spot an owl as it is nesting season for several species of...

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Wildlife Seek Warmth During Cold Snaps

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Extreme weather conditions are becoming more and more common, adding stress to wildlife species and their habitats. Animals tend to choose areas where they prefer the climate, yet these climates are rapidly changing leading to loss of habitat and natural...

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Happy Batty Halloween

Posted October 30, 2020 by vindi


The common tale of blood-sucking bats is a spooky story - but it is also one that relies on false facts. When the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes noticed that some bats were drinking the blood of his horses in Veracruz,...

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Help Grounded Seabirds

Posted October 29, 2020 by vindi


As colorful leaves fall to the ground, birds take to the skies. This time of year, adults and their young begin their journey south in search of warmer climates.      Migration can be like an obstacle course for these...

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Birds that Winter in Canada

Posted October 24, 2020 by vindi


Every year, 3.5 billion birds fly south for the winter after spending the summer up north. While these birds are strong for enduring such a long trip, the birds that stay in Canada are even stronger, braving storms, snow, and...

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