Appreciating Conservation

By David Rendell, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter Through personal contacts, my wife and I were able to visit the designated Nature Conservancy of Canada…

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Naturalist Sightings

By Justin So A red fox was observed bounding across sea ice to get at a colony of puffins in Elliston, NL (Photo by Rodolphe Devillers). Over the last few…

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Bees, Agriculture and the Precautionary Principle

By Julie Sircom,  Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland It’s hard to miss the news that Newfoundland’s honey bees are special – Varroa mite, a major pest elsewhere, is absent…

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Trip Report – Annual Long Pond Clean Up

by Emma Bocking Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to our annual clean up of Long Pond last Saturday. We had a total of 24…

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Dave Snow and the Wild Things Scholarship

Dave Snow started the Wild Things Scholarship with Nature Newfoundland and Labrador to encourage students that have demonstrated an active commitment to nature and the environment. For over 20 years,…

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John Blake passes away

In the midst of another round of deep cuts to the Wildlife Division, Mr. John Blake, Director of Wildlife Division, has passed away. http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2017/3/28/john-blake-was-a-giant-among-outdoors-enthusiasts-in-n-l-.html

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Trip report – snowshoeing in a winter wonderland

by Allan Stein and Michael Collins  One couldn’t really ask for better weather for the February 20th 2017 Nature NL snowshoe trip - not too cold or windy, with sun and…

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A Birdfeeder Model

As with most good deeds, feeding birds in the winter is done primarily for the benefit of the feeder, not the eater. We place feeders near our window, to enjoy…

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