Tag Archive: environment

Building real estate for cavity dwellers

By Sarah Ludlow The number of tree cavities are often limited on the landscape, but there are many different species that require cavities for their home (such as squirrels, bats and birds). As… Continue reading

Batgirl, Cylita Guy, talks science and education

Summer is a special time for me, but not for the reasons you might think.  As the world’s only flying mammal takes to the skies, I feel an excitement as I watch them… Continue reading

Top 5 Challenges for our Oceans in 2018

By David Evans When you think of the ocean, you probably immediately conjure an image of a sandy beaches, warm salt water, sunshine, coral reefs, or diverse marine life. But our oceans’ health… Continue reading

Banding together to protect birds

By Sarah Ludlow In a previous blog post on the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s blog, Land Lines, I discussed how scientists determine long-term trends in bird populations through annual monitoring. Those estimates provide valuable information… Continue reading

10 things I learned when going plastic-free for a month

By Rhiannon Moore ​By the year 2050, it is expected that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. This prediction made by scientists, is something I always come back to… Continue reading

Giving a voice to the little guys: Raechel Bonomo

The field of science allows for many different career paths, including academia, policy, and research and development. For Raechel Bonomo, it is being a writer, a communicator of science, research and the environment.… Continue reading

Internal parasites and the conservation of birds

By Chelsea Enslow Most people, especially Canadians, know how annoying being swarmed by mosquitoes in the early summer can be. There is nothing quite like braving clouds of host-seeking insects while exploring our… Continue reading

March for Science: The Revolution Will Be Quantified

  I celebrated Earth Day by taking part in the March for Science in Toronto, joining over 500 other marches around the world. I was proud to see so many people turn out for… Continue reading

What I Learned From a Group of Undergrad Science Students

I was recently asked to sit on a panel at Ryerson University for the RySciMatch program geared towards undergraduate science students. There were five other panelists, all from varying backgrounds with quite interesting personal stories… Continue reading

Something’s Fishy: Somewhere over the rainbow

By Raechel Bonomo The Rainbow Fish (Illustration by Marcus Pfister) It’s no surprise that my favourite childhood book to cuddle up with my mom to read before bed was The Rainbow Fish, by Swiss author and illustrator Marcus Pfister.… Continue reading