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Species of the Week: Boreal Oakmoss

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is a strange-looking lichen. Boreal Oakmoss (Evernia mesomorpha) is a common and widespread lichen in northern boreal and mixed forests. Like all lichens, it is not a single organism, but a mutualistic relationship between algae or cyanobacteria … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Black-capped Chickadee

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), one of the most common birds in Ontario! These cute little birds have distinct gray bellies, black and white faces and (you guessed it!) black caps on their heads. They have … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Coyote

Our #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Coyote (Canis latrans), one of seven members of the Canidae family. This canine has exceptional senses – a sudden noise or scent can make it change its course mid-step. They also have very powerful legs which … Continue reading

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