Wildlife and habitat

Why do birds migrate?

As summer approaches, a good number of birds chased south by our cold winters return to brighten our surroundings. This annual migration is caused by a desire to return to…

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The remarkable wood duck

Seen more and more frequently in southern Quebec, the wood duck (Aix sponsa), dazzles the observer with its plumage and fascinates with its tree-related activities. This close relative of the…

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The eastern cottontail rabbit, in town and country

The eastern cottontail rabbit, which is present in much of the United States, moved into southern Ontario in the 1860s. Since then, it has moved progressively north, taking advantage of…

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Long-distance relationships

It is amazing to see the wildlife that inhabits Mont-Tremblant. I enjoy spotting these creatures. Where some see a nuisance, I see critical players in our ecosystem. On a few…

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The friendly blackcapped chickadee

The black-capped chickadee is tiny, but its liveliness, resiliency and sociability are impressive. It can be identified by its black cap and bib, white cheeks and, in particular, by its…

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The ghostly Canada lynx

The boreal forest shelters a big, very low-profile, wild cat: the Canada lynx. This northern feline is particularly well adapted to snow and cold. Its presence is closely linked to…

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A wolf in your yard…

By Hugues Tennier, Officer in charge of the Department of Conservation and Education at Sepaq If Mont-Tremblant National Park defines itself as 400 lakes in hills that wolves call home,…

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The hoot of the great horned owl

You’ll recognize it by its size – its wingspan is 150 cm, or about 59 inches – its yellow eyes and its head with long feathery ear tufts, or “horns”….

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The red squirrel: impudent and rowdy

Fall is a busy season for the red squirrel. Because it’s active all year round, it stores food in preparation for winter. Let’s take this opportunity to observe its comings…

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The red oak: a self-portrait

“I am a red oak (Quercus rubra), the most common oak in Eastern Canada. My species is fairly abundant in southern Québec but nonetheless, I consider myself quite exceptional. For…

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