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  • Jacques Prescott95 Posts

    Jacques Prescott est biologiste, professeur associé à la Chaire en éco-conseil de l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Spécialiste de la biodiversité et du développement durable, il est l’auteur de nombreux livres et articles sur la faune et la conservation de la nature. Il nous fait l’honneur de rejoindre notre équipe de collaborateurs et signera chaque mois une chronique intitulée Faune et flore. / Jacques Prescott is a biologist, associate professor with the Chair in Eco-Counselling of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. A specialist in biodiversity and sustainable development, he is the author of numerous books and articles about wildlife and nature conservation. He has honoured us by joining our team of contributors and will write a monthly column entitled Wildlife and Habitat.

As summer approaches, a good number of birds chased south by our cold winters return to brighten our surroundings....

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Seen more and more frequently in southern Quebec, the wood duck (Aix sponsa), dazzles the observer with its plumage...

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The eastern cottontail rabbit, which is present in much of the United States, moved into southern Ontario in the...

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The black-capped chickadee is tiny, but its liveliness, resiliency and sociability are impressive. It can be identified by its...

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The boreal forest shelters a big, very low-profile, wild cat: the Canada lynx. This northern feline is particularly well...

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You’ll recognize it by its size – its wingspan is 150 cm, or about 59 inches – its yellow...

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Fall is a busy season for the red squirrel. Because it’s active all year round, it stores food in...

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“I am a red oak (Quercus rubra), the most common oak in Eastern Canada. My species is fairly abundant...

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The striped skunk is rightly associated with the nauseating smell it releases. Its scientific name, Mephitis mephitis, derives from...

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The intriguing praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) charms us with its triangular head, its staring eyes and in particular, its...

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