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Alberta Parks to Remain Protected

By admin / 23 December 2020 /

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER
Break out the champagne, it’s time to celebrate! Minister Nixon has rescinded the government’s plan to delist 164 parks from Alberta’s park system. He could hardly have done otherwise.

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Blue Aster Lake and Warrior Rocky Mountain Peak, Kananaskis Country

Defend Our Parks

By admin / 17 November 2020 /

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

Albertans want more of our natural heritage protected, not less.

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Making a Map

By admin / 30 October 2020 /

Learn how to read and follow maps by making a map of your own neighbourhood or favourite natural space.

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Big brown bat

Bat House Monitoring at Ellis Bird Farm

By admin / 15 October 2020 /

BY SHAYE HILL, MYRNA PEARMAN, CLAUDIA LIPSKI, AND NATALIA LIFSHITZ

Bats are fascinating creatures, playing a critical role in supporting biodiversity.

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Child building a dam.

Nature’s Architects

By admin / 1 September 2020 /

Learn about dams by building like a busy beaver.

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Gail Michener with a rotund ground squirrel.

Underground Life

By admin / 16 August 2020 /

BY GAIL MICHENER

Richardson’s ground squirrels are regularly seen above ground during daylight hours for seven to eight months of the year, but rarely from late October through late February, generating the perception that they hibernate for a four-month period encompassing winter. Winter does not last that long, so what accounts for such extraordinarily long hibernation seasons?

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Rabbits and Hares

By admin / 16 August 2020 /

BY MYRNA PEARMAN

It has been my good fortune to have spent, over the past few years, some quality time in the company of each of Alberta’s three native “bunny” species. All three species — which include two hares and one rabbit — have adapted well to human habitation, taking up residence in farmyards, towns, and cities across the province.

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Alberta’s Bull Trout Need Our Respect — and Our Help

By admin / 16 August 2020 /

BY JENNIFER EARLE

Bull trout seem to be the Rodney Dangerfield of fish — they get no respect. They are the official provincial fish of Alberta, yet this distinction hasn’t served them particularly well. They are listed as Threatened under both provincial and federal legislation. So how did we get here?

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Butterfly Feeder

Make a Butterfly Feeder

By admin / 24 June 2020 /

Attract these beautiful pollinators to your garden, and supplement their diet with fresh cut fruit!

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Growing a Garden

By admin / 29 May 2020 /

Watch your garden grow… underground!

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