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Our lawsuit on neonics will be heard!

Long-horned bee; Credit: Diana Troya

Today we were granted the right to speak up for Ontario’s wild pollinators. In a David and Goliath scenario, we entered federal court last week to fight for the right to have our case heard.

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Under the Canopy: Bioblitzing at the Sydenham River Nature Reserve

Over two kilometres of the Sydenham River winds through the Ontario Nature property; Credit: David Coulson

The Sydenham River Nature Reserve is Ontario Nature’s first riverine reserve. Acquired in December 2016, the property is located within the Carolinian Life Zone that stretches from Windsor to Toronto. It is an area that includes some of the most significant habitats and threatened plant and animal species in Ontario.

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Your guide to the updated Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app

Credit: Camille Tremblay Beaulieu

Credit: Camille Tremblay Beaulieu

Have you spotted a reptile or amphibian? Now you can report your sightings to the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas (ORAA) using our new and improved app! By harnessing the power of citizen science, you can increase the collective knowledge of herpetofauna to inform conservation science.

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Why I Love Frogs (And You Should, Too)

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A young Emma holding a frog; Photo courtesy of Emma Horrigan

One of my first introductions to nature as a kid was observing tadpoles on the Toronto Islands and catching frogs at the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. No outdoor adventure was complete without looking for and finding frogs.

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Discover your inner Valentine’s Day animal

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Credit: Mark Musselman; USFWS

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Share in the fun with us by taking our quiz to discover which Ontario species represents your inner animal.

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