Joe Silva started his Masters with Dr. Stan Boutin in Fall 2018. He is investigating lichen regeneration in recently burned forests of northwestern Ontario. Here he stands in a black spruce bog, after collecting samples all day.
Freshly hatched Common Nighthawk chicks and a soon-to-hatch egg. Photo by Elly Knight, in the Richardson Burn near McClelland Lake in Alberta.
With the spring breeding season right around the corner, here is a photo of three Ferruginous Hawk chicks during a routine nest check last summer. Nick Parayko is studying these amazing raptors, in southern Alberta, for his Master’s project under Dr. Erin Bayne. Looks like fun!
Photo by: Nick Parayko
Boutin lab members, Sean Konkolics and Mike Peers, lead Edmonton families for a wildlife snow-tracking workshop hosted by Nature Alberta’s: Nature Kids program. The group spent a few hours in Strathcona Science Park looking at different wildlife tracks including coyote, fox, red squirrel, and snowshoe hare. Even though it was a chilly -16C, this was a great opportunity for kids from the city to learn about animal tracks, while getting outside in the winter!
Special thanks to Nature Kids coordinators Alyssa Bohart and Emily Dong.
Photo credit: Alyssa Bohart
Winter will hit soon in the north. Young lynx like this one have to grow up quickly during the summer and fall so they can help hunt for snowshoe hares and other small prey in the winter.
Camera trap photo by Darcy Doran-Myers.