Wildlife and habitat

The team spirit of the Canada goose

In 1995, at the Jakarta conference, the countries that were signatory to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity chose Montreal to be the headquarters for the secretariat of this…

Read More

Those elegant weasels

In North America there are three species of weasel: the long-tailed weasel, the ermine, and the least weasel. In spite of their similar appearance and way of life, they can…

Read More

The snowbound snowshoe hare

The survival of the North American hare is closely linked to the presence of snow, as are its other common names: varying hare and snowshoe hare. The pelt of this…

Read More

Pick up that peel

By Jeff Swysten Hiking’s simple rule is this: leave only footprints. I like to add: try to avoid that, too. Often I see people avoiding a puddle, thereby widening the…

Read More

Do predators kill for fun?

Carnivores – meat-eaters – sometimes kill more prey than they need to feed themselves and their young. This behaviour, called “surplus slaughter” could lead you to think that predators kill…

Read More

The ingenious beaver

The beaver, Canada’s official emblem, which is engraved on our five cent pieces, is an engineer by nature and of nature. The dams it makes on streams and rivers model…

Read More

The intelligence of the raven

In a Hallowe’en context, the raven represents the incarnation of evil, damned souls and Satan. At one time, in Europe, a dead raven was nailed to the door of a…

Read More

The monarch butterfly, a migrant in danger

The choice of the monarch as the insect to represent Animalium was not due to chance. In the 1990s, I made a modest contribution to the conservation of this exceptional…

Read More

The prickly porcupine

Protected by an amour of 30,000 rigid, prickly hairs, the American porcupine is not, however, safe from every danger. When threatened, this large rodent turns its back to its adversary,…

Read More

The loon, a special symbol in Canada

The loon – which has several names, including “great northern diver” – is one of Canada’s best representatives of the wildness of nature. It is on our dollar coin and…

Read More

Page 1 of 4

Login

Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Lost Password