Category Archives: Species of the Week

Species of the Week: Autumn Meadowhawk

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum). It is the latest-flying dragonfly in Ontario. It typically flies until the first heavy frost, so in southern Ontario, it can be seen in November and even December. Male meadowhawks are … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: Interrupted Clubmoss

This week’s #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Interrupted Clubmoss (Spinulum annotinum). Clubmosses are a primitive group of plants that evolved over 440 million years ago. Despite the name, they are not mosses but true vascular plants, meaning they have specialized tissue to … Continue reading

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Species of the Week: The Wood Frog

Our #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus). As winter nears and temperatures drop, these frogs are becoming inactive for the season – they have special adaptations that allow them to survive the cold winter by tolerating the freezing of … Continue reading

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