The impressive courtship maneuvers of drakes

The impressive courtship maneuvers of drakes

Whether it’s through whistling, head bobbing or blowing bubbles, each species has a unique – and captivating – set of courtship maneuvers. Here are five of the impressive lengths some drakes will go to get the girl.

A butterfly in winter

A butterfly in winter

"I looked down at my mitt and thought I had a piece of bark on it. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a butterfly."

Canada’s boreal forest has many regions that share a common truth

Canada’s boreal forest has many regions that share a common truth

For the health of our environment and for our enjoyment of nature, maintaining biodiversity in wetlands across the boreal forest of Canada is crucial.

Saving the breeding grounds of the piping plover

Saving the breeding grounds of the piping plover

The Junction Lake project, breeding grounds of the piping plover, is an excellent example of partners working together to conserve and restore habitats, not only in Alberta, but across Canada that benefit multiple species and promote biodiversity.

Invasive phragmites and the wetlands of tomorrow

Invasive phragmites and the wetlands of tomorrow

How can we reduce the impacts of non-native phragmites on wetlands?

The fight to conserve our wetlands

The fight to conserve our wetlands

Wetlands are a biological resource akin to rainforests and coral reefs. They are an epicentre of life that cannot be replicated. Where wetlands suffer, so too does the immense biodiversity they support.

The best possible return on investment

The best possible return on investment

Large, restored wetlands in Ontario are even more valuable than when they were created in the first place—often decades ago.

Songbird Banding at Oak Hammock Marsh

Songbird Banding at Oak Hammock Marsh

A songbird banding station outside of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s national offices in Manitoba nets a fraction of the thousands of birds that rely on the surrounding wetland every spring and fall.

Courting nature at Frank Lake, Alberta

Courting nature at Frank Lake, Alberta

Videographer Brian Keating gets front-row seat to elaborate avian choreography

The path from pit to paradise

The path from pit to paradise

Former aggregate extraction sites can help restore habitat for wildlife