What is your naturehood? It is the nature right in your neighbourhood! It is where you live and that includes wildlife and their habitat.Check out this new infographic that shows 7 ways in which you can help the species at risk!
Have you ever wondered if there are bats in your neighbourhood? What about your yard? If so, Nature Canada can help you answer this question with the handheld bat detectors we have available through our lending library! If you live in the National Capital Region, you can borrow a detector – free of charge – for up to one week. But we’re not doing this for just any reason. Here’s the scoop: Have you heard about White-nose Syndrome (WNS), an introduced fungal disease (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) that’s decimating many bat populations in North America? Estimates place the death toll from WNS at over 6 million bats since it was first detected in North America in 2006 (read Ontario’s response plan here). Sadly, populations of up to 7 different bat species… read more →
NatureHood is a program of Nature Canada. Its goal is connecting people of all ages to nature right where they live — which, in Canada, increasingly means urban centres. We call this nearby nature! NatureHood inspires urban residents to connect with nature through celebratory events, educational and stewardship activities and events, and wildlife observation, all set in urban green spaces and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA). Through strong partnerships with grassroots naturalist clubs and allies across Canada, NatureHood promotes nature awareness at the local level and exposes a new generation of nature lovers, naturalists and citizen scientists to nature all around them. Since its inception in 2012, NatureHood has expanded to several major Canadian urban centres, further broadening the… read more →