Living with us… Bald Eagle (Migisi)

The Bald Eagle is Canada’s largest bird of prey.  It is often found near water and feeds mainly on fish and carrion (dead animals).  Bald Eagles do not get their characteristic white head and tail feathers until they are at least four years old.  Pairs of Bald Eagles mate for life, raising 1 to 3 … Read more

White Nose Syndrome Research

Bats across North America are facing an epidemic. The Little Brown Myotis, Northern Myotis, and Tri-coloured Bat have been emergency listed as Endangered on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2014 because of sudden and dramatic declines across the eastern portions of the ranges because of a disease called “white-nose … Read more

Living With Us… Eastern Whippoorwill

You may have heard their distinct call in the summer and fall. A repeated trill that sounds like ‘Whip-poor-will” over and over again. But did you know that Eastern Whip-poor-wills are on Ontario’s Species At Risk list? These ground-living birds are currently listed as ‘Threatened’, which means they’re not endangered yet, but they are likely … Read more

Living with us… Grey Wolf (Ma’iingan)

The grey wolf is the largest wild member of the canid family and the ancestor of the domestic dog. It’s survival and success as a predator is dependent on its organization into packs; family groups that usually consist of 8-10 wolves. Packs patrol territories which they maintain with scent markings. By hunting in packs, the … Read more