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Species of The Week: The Wild Turkey

Just in time for the forthcoming holiday, this week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), As you likely know, turkeys are generally known for their large fan of colourful tail feathers, which the adult males (toms) display. These tail … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Clouded Sulphur

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice).  The Clouded Sulphur is a species of meadow butterfly that gets its name from its colour which is similar to that of solid sulphur. The life cycle of the Clouded Sulphur … Continue reading

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Species of the week: The Snowshoe Hare

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus)! Named for their large, snowshoe-esque paws, Snowshoe Hares are well-adapted to walking on snow during winter. Their fur also changes colour in winter to blend in better with the snow – … Continue reading

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