Mission: Monarch Migration

By Nature Kids / 7 May 2023

Come learn about monarch butterflies and the journey the go on every year!

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Winter Bug Count at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

By Steph Weizenbach / 24 January 2023

Volunteer Opportunity
Nature Alberta & Edmonton Valley Zoo
Sat, Feb 11 from 1-3 PM

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Diminished Chorus: The Decline of Grassland Birds

By Steph Weizenbach / 3 October 2022


Few people are lucky enough to experience the dawn chorus on Alberta’s native grasslands — a bewildering concert of ringing trills, melodious gurgles, and jumbled songs. I’ve had the good fortune to do so on many May and June mornings, as a biologist researching grassland songbirds at one of Canada’s largest remaining native prairies, the Suffield National Wildlife Area near Medicine Hat.

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Wes Olson Presentation & Book Signing

By Nature Kids / 22 August 2022

Friday, September 9th

Join famous Bison Expert and artist Wes Olson to celebrate the launch of his new book!

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Death by “Data Deficient”: The Disappearance of Wolverines in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes

By Steph Weizenbach / 22 July 2022


Olaus Murie once wrote, “I wonder if there is another inhabitant of northern wilderness that so excites the imagination.”1 The species he was referring to? None other than the wolverine.

More than 60 years later, the same thought ran through my mind as I tracked through the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Would this be the day? Would I be able to catch even a brief glimpse of a wolverine’s bushy tail in the distance?

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Flying Buffalo: Establishing new bison populations via air transport

By Steph Weizenbach / 5 April 2022

Tues, April 12 at 7 PM
Registration required

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What Happened to the Northern Leopard Frog?

By Steph Weizenbach / 28 January 2022

The northern leopard frog is an iconic amphibian, likely the very image that comes to mind when you hear the word “frog.” This once ubiquitous resident of prairie wetlands has faced an ongoing struggle against a changing and increasingly human-centric environment.

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The Case of the Missing Prairie Bandit

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 November 2021


One hundred years ago, the prairie bandit was abundant across North America grasslands. By 1979, scientists believed it was extinct. This led to the question: where did the prairie bandit go?

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Bear Tracks

By Steph Weizenbach / 2 November 2021


How can we protect grizzly bears from trains in the mountain parks?

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Dancing Without a Stage – The State of the Greater Sage-Grouse

By Rick Schneider / 1 August 2021


As of 2020, the Alberta population of greater sage-grouse was estimated to be 72 individuals — down from the thousands that were present when we started keeping track in 1968. Timothy Shapka reviews the causes of the decline and what is being done to recover the species.

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