Ontario is home to 2 species of wolves, the Eastern Wolf (Canis c.f. lycaon) which is most commonly found in central Ontario eastward into Quebec, and the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) which is most commonly found in Northern Ontario and the Matawa
The Wolverine is the largest member of the weasel family, about the size of a medium-sized dog. Wolverine have long, glossy coarse brown-black fur, often with a pale face mask and stripes from its shoulders to tail. They have a strong sense
True blue walleye, or blue pike, are a species that was only found in the deeper, cooler parts of Lakes Erie and Ontario. Its body shape was slightly different than our normal, yellow walleye, with larger eyes placed a bit higher and
Bank Swallow are small insect-eating birds that live in sand/gravel pits, and the shorelines of large rivers and lakes all over Ontario. They dig out small burrows in steep silt/sand embankments to raise their young and nest in colonies of hundreds to
Living with Us… Fungi (Wanatowag) Fungi are everywhere, but they are easy to miss! They are a vital part of the living environment, eating rock, making soil, digesting pollutants, forming relationships with plants and animals. Most fungi form vast networks of many
Four Rivers Inc. has recently become an authorized distributor of “Wingtra” drone products, and is the first Indigenous-led group in the world to do so. Four Rivers drone team mapped all nine Matawa communities last fall using this speedy orange Wingtra drone,
There are three species of bears found in Canada, the Polar Bear in the Arctic region, the Grizzly Bear in the West and the smallest of the bunch, the Black Bear which can be found throughout most of Ontario in forested areas.
This summer Four Rivers piloted a new river transect protocol for evening bat surveys in the Matawa homelands. A microphone and device that records ultrasonic calls is attached vertically to a boat that then travels at a steady speed shortly after sunset