Nature

  • Nature

    Wild About Bird Migration

    One of the interesting things about spending the summer going back to the same walking trails to listen for birds (I use the Merlin app), is noticing when different birds disappear from the…

  • Art & Culture,  Nature

    Wild About Webcomics

    Those of us who care about nature and the environment are often viewed as a humourless bunch who are more likely to wag a finger about plastic straws than laugh at the absurdity…

  • Nature

    Wild About Ecological Anachronism

    Mammoths and other Pleistocene megafauna went extinct thousands of years ago, but if you look closely, you can see their ghosts.  Within an ecosystem, many plant and animal species form symbiotic relationships where…

  • Nature

    Wild About Wilderness

    In my early 20s, I hiked into the backcountry of the southern Canadian Rockies. With horses carrying the tents and other gear, we climbed to the Continental Divide. Seeing mountains stretch in all…

  • Nature

    Wild About Animal Culture

    Our knowledge of animal behaviour has grown significantly over the past few decades and one of the places our understanding has shifted is around social learning and animal culture. For a long time…

  • Nature

    Wild About Play

    As humans, we have a tendency to divide our lives into the distinct categories of work and play. Work is viewed as essential—the daily effort of earning a living, raising a family—while play…

  • Nature

    Wild About Ancient Forests

    This week, explorers from the Ancient Forest Alliance discovered one of the largest trees ever found in British Columbia, a giant western red cedar more than 150 feet tall and likely more than…

  • Nature

    Wild About the Art of Hoping Well

    My relationship with hope has been an uneasy one and that uneasiness is only exacerbated by the relentless onslaught of the climate crises. Without a doubt, it is hard to be hopeful when…

  • Nature

    Wild About Nature Apps

    Downstairs on my bookshelves, I have an entire collection of well-worn field guides on everything from insects to wildflowers. Most of them, however, I haven’t opened in years. Like most people, if I…

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