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Myrtle warbler. Photo © zenbenscience, via creative commons & flickr

Birds started migrating to avoid winter, not to seek better breeding grounds

While we await the region’s autumn rains, the rest of the country prepares for winter. After last year’s ordeal, flocks of Snowbirds east of the Rockies are preparing their escape routes. Some will visit our region. Others will head south. Our behaviour mirrors a time-honoured tradition begun by our feathered Read more →

Distribution of gypsy moth in Canada from 1964 to 1970. Image © Natural Resources Canada

Software tool projects effects of changing climate on range of forest pests

Information Forestry, December 2007 — Canada’s climate is changing, and forest pests are on the move. In order to track and predict long-term effects of a warming climate on pests, Natural Resources Canada scientists use a software tool originally developed to help forest managers plan short-term pest control or sampling activities. Read more →