Category Archives: Species of the Week

Species of the Week: The White-breasted Nuthatch

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis), a bird you’ve probably seen hanging out at your birdfeeder this winter! These birds are quite common in North America, and along with Black-capped Chickadees, are very likely to come close … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: Big Brown Bat

This week our featured #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus). These nocturnal insectivores use echolocation to feed on things like moths, caddisflies, beetles, and flies. The Big Brown Bat is the most common bat species in Canada and, … Continue reading

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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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