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What happens to spiders in the winter?

By Steph Weizenbach / 25 January 2023

Find out what happens to our favourite 8-legged air breathing arthropods during Alberta’s harsh winters.

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Amazing Amphibians & Riveting Reptiles

By Nature Kids / 6 December 2022

Recorded Presentation
Speaker: ALYSSA METRO & CORRIANNE BRONS
Host: Nature Alberta

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Do Red Squirrels Hibernate?

By Steph Weizenbach / 3 October 2022

Do red squirrels hibernate? How do they survive Alberta’s harsh winters?

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What is a drey?

By Steph Weizenbach / 3 October 2022

What is a drey and what does it have to do with squirrels?

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Why are bluebirds blue?

By Steph Weizenbach / 1 August 2022

The blue feathers of a bluebird are blue for a special reason!

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What is a cavity-nesting bird?

By Steph Weizenbach / 1 August 2022

Many birds make open cup nests while other birds nest in cavities. Not the same cavity as in your teeth!

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How does a seed turn into a plant & why don’t all seeds germinate?

By Steph Weizenbach / 24 April 2022

Learn how plants grow and why not all seeds germinate.

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What happens to fish when the pond turns to ice?

By Nature Kids / 11 January 2022

Do fish still swim and eat when the lake is covered in ice? Find out with this fun fact!

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How do trees survive the winter without leaves?

By Nature Kids / 10 January 2022

First, let’s talk about what leaves are. Leaves help trees turn sunlight into energy, but only if they are uncovered. If snow covers the leaves, they can’t make any more energy. One of the reasons some trees lose their leaves in the fall is because they won’t be able to use the leaves during the…

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Do jackrabbits make nests like pet rabbits do?

By Steph Weizenbach / 1 August 2021

Jackrabbits are actually a type of hare and are very different from your pet rabbit. Find out how they differ.

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