Beaver - T. LePrieur
Beaver - T. LePrieur

Where Beavers Go, Surprises Follow

21 April 2021


It’s an usually warm day in January and my snowshoes are only partially necessary on the frozen ponds that aid my route through the Ministik Game Bird Sanctuary. As I rest against a beaver lodge to have my tea, I realize that after all these years, there is still so much more to learn about these rodents, which can engineer entire landscapes unlike any other mammal, other than humans.

Two adult coyotes.
Two coyotes at home in one of Calgary's natural areas. TONY LE PRIEUR

Keep Those Wily Urban Coyotes Wild!

22 January 2021


I began studying urban coyotes a little over a decade ago because Alberta’s cities, like virtually every city in North America, have seen a steady increase in reports of urban coyotes over time.

Can Smartphones Kill Trout?

1 November 2020


Unlike birders, we fish lovers can seldom go to a lake or river and simply “see” a fish. To see one, we usually need to catch it. The question is: can occasional losses from catch-and-release fishing be safely ignored or are they a cause for concern?

It turns out that this question is harder to answer than one might expect.

A Dangerous Man with a Dangerous Concept – Brad Stelfox

1 November 2020


Over time there have been some notably dangerous men and women who have confronted the status quo, toppled conventional thinking, debunked ideologies, and pried off our blinders. Dr. Brad Stelfox is one of these individuals and cumulative effects assessment is the idea he is advancing.

Recovery of Ord’s Kangaroo Rats on the Suffield National Wildlife Area

30 April 2020


Kangaroo rats get their name from their large back legs and feet that they use to hop in a fashion reminiscent of Australian kangaroos. They are sometimes confused with the smaller western jumping mouse, which is also a hind foot jumper.


2 American White Pelicans soaring over the water's surface
American White Pelicans soaring over the water's surface by Gerald Romanchuk

World Migratory Bird Day

6 May 2021

May 8, 2021

Julie holding her rescued blue jay, Jemima

Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay

6 May 2021

Edmonton Nature Club Speaker Series
May 14th at 7 PM

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Greater Sage-grouse and Grassland Songbirds

5 May 2021

Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan
May 11 at 12 PM

Central Alberta May Species Count 2021

1 May 2021

May 29 & 30, 2021

Flowering saskatoon

SaskatoonWatch on NatureLynx

25 April 2021

April 23 to May 31
Hands on Alberta Saskatoon Watch

Swift Fox by Gordon Court
Swift Fox by Gordon Court

The Swift Fox: A Canadian Conservation Success Story

22 April 2021


The swift fox reintroduction program successfully brought the fastest member of the wild dog family’s population from Extirpated to Endangered, and finally to Threatened. Although it began with an illegal publicity stunt by a game farm, structured efforts soon followed. Habitat conservation continues to be a key issue for swift fox populations.

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Nature Conservancy of Canada – Southern Alberta Conservation

21 April 2021

Nature Calgary: Speaker Series
May 19 at 7:30 PM

web illuminated by dew drops in the morning sun
Spider Web illuminated by dew drops in the morning sun by Doris May

Are spiders born knowing how to build a web?

21 April 2021

Spider webs are amazing. Do spiders just know how to build them? Or are they taught how to spin webs?

Swift Fox
Swift Fox by Gordon Court

Why are they called a SWIFT fox?

21 April 2021

Are swift foxes really swift?

wild flowers in the grasslands with mountains in the background, typical of the Waterton Biosphere Reserve
Waterton Biosphere Reserve by Leta Pezderic

My BIG Alberta Backyard – Waterton Biosphere Reserve

21 April 2021

The Waterton Biosphere Reserve is located in southwestern Alberta, where the prairies meet the Rocky Mountains. Find out what a biosphere reserve is and what type of wildlife you will find in Waterton!

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