Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Yukon salmon (April 22, 2017)

Apr. 22, 2017: Swimming 3200 km to get home We have all seen video of salmon leaping natural obstacles and dodging bears. We have also heard that the spawning runs are faltering in many places. Today Nick Lapointe explained that Chinook Salmon spawning in the upper Yukon River are a shadow of their former abundance. [...]

2017-07-02T23:30:29+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Macoun Field Club|

2017 OFNC award winners at the Ottawa Regional Science Fair

by Lucy Patterson A raven’s view of the Ottawa Regional Science Fair at Carleton University It is that time of year again - when young scientists come together to present their science projects at the Ottawa Regional Science Fair. On March 31st and April 1st, 2017, students from grades 7 to 12 from [...]

2018-04-10T17:13:38+00:00 April 10th, 2017|News|

Victory! An end to the Snapping Turtle hunt

by David Seburn "Snapping Turtles take about 20 years to reach maturity in Ontario" - that's a long time to survive before being able to reproduce! (photo by David Seburn) Earlier this year, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) released proposed changes to the hunting regulations for the province. Among them [...]

2017-04-10T13:06:02+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Conservation|

Mongolia’s wildlife (Apr. 1, 2017)

  Apr. 1, 2017: The wild life in Mongolia What do you see when you look at the horse shown here? It is rather stocky, isn't it? Note its thick neck and large, blocky head. And how its mane stands up so stiffly. Domestic horses don't have these features. This is a wild horse, the [...]

2017-07-02T23:24:55+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Macoun Field Club|