Category Archives: Species of the Week

Species of the Week: The White Birch

This week we’re taking a closer look at the White Birch, a species that extends across all provinces and territories of Canada except Nunavut! White Birch, also known as Paper Birch, need full sun to grow — stands of birch … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: Blue-Spotted Salamander

This week we’re going to spend a year in the life of the Blue-spotted Salamander. In the early spring, Blue-spotted Salamanders emerge from their overwintering sites and begin their journey to breeding habitats such as vernal pools and wetlands. Once … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Blanding’s Turtle

Our species this week is quite recognizable. Sporting a yellow chin and neck, the Blanding’s Turtle is easily identified — however, they are rarely seen. In fact, Blanding’s Turtles spend most of their time underwater and out of sight. Fittingly, … Continue reading

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