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"Flowers of Our Garden" Colour Screen Saver
For those who are missing the colours of the growing...
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"Water" We Doing?
Have you ever noticed the gratings in streets and...
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10 Reminders for the Wild and Free (tentree, CWF & Live Unbound)
*A Ten Tree Apparel and Canadian Wildlife Federation...
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20 YEARS OF COUNTING SWIFT FOXES
Read about the latest Calgary Zoo Endangered Species...
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2009 Conservation Achievement Awards
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to...
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2012 Conservation Achievement Awards
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to...
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2015 is The Year of the Sheep!
To celebrate, we’ve got 15 fun facts about Canada’s big...
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26 Things You Can Do To Protect Wildlife
Wildlife conservation starts with each one of us — it...
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3RD ANNUAL OCEANS FILM FESTIVAL
This festival will provide Halifax with an exciting range...
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5th ANNUAL HALIFAX OCEANS FILM FESTIVAL
The International Ocean Institute (IOI-Canada),...
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A Backyard Frog Guide for New Brunswick
Blossoming frog enthusiasts in New Brunswick will soon...
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A Bad Deal for the American Eel
CWF is tagging eels to help conserve their Ottawa River...
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A Bird-Friendly Garden
A Bird-Friendly Garden Colouring Page
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A Birthday Bash that Gives Back
Rather than request the latest toys or trendy clothes for...
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A Dose of Love
What hormone is responsible for keeping prairie vole...
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A Garden For Wild Friends
A garden for wild friends colouring page
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A Garden Stream
Cascading water enhances a garden and attracts a larger...
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A Greener Start to the School Year
Can you feel that back-to-school crispness in the air? As...
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A Helping Hand
CWF’s Endangered Species Fund is Back for Another Round!
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A Hero for Whales
CWF supports critical rescue work in Newfoundland.
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A Holiday Feast
Offer the Birds in Your Backyard a Seven-Course Meal for...
A Little Town With a Lot of Heart
By Sarah Coulber CWF Certifies Entire Community as...
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A Pollinator’s Paradise
Pollinators will soon be buzzing in Vancouver parks again...
A Pond Predicament
In some parts of Canada, wildlife is not dominant in the...
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A Quill Question
Do Porcupines Hibernate? Find Out Here.
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A Real Bird’s-Eye View
In his new book — and many others — author Jamie Bastedo...
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A Rocky Future for the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
With help from CWF, researchers at Thompson University...
A Shift Towards Environmentalism
Pick up any newspaper and you’re likely to come...
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A Soft Spot for the Spiny Softshell Turtle
With only two subpopulations in Canada, habitat for the...
A Tropical Getaway
Why does the sharp-shinned hawk migrate to tropic and...
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A Web of Woes
Are your trees donning a veil of webs these days? We’ve...
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A wildlife-friendly garden
a wildlife friendly garden colouring page
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A Woodland Wonder
Getting a Headcount for the Woodland Turtle Is Harder...
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abiotic
A non-living aspect of the environment such as light,...
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Achene
Tiny, thin-walled, dry fruit holding a single seed; e.g....
Acid Rivers to Oceans
It’s your quintessential good-news/bad-news story....
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Acorn
Tough, dry nut on oak trees. Comprised of a single,...
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Actinomorphic
See Radial symmetry.
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Activites
Take a look at these wildlife and conservation activities...
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Addicted to the Screen
Take our quiz to find out if your devices are becoming...
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Adroecium
Male reproductive part of a flower. It accounts for all...
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Adventitious
Structures that grow in an unusual place; e.g. roots that...
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Adventive species
A non-native species considered locally or temporarily...
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Adventure Mississippi
Students will appreciate this opportunity to connect with...
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Adventure on the High Seas
By Christine Kelly A Sail for Wildlife Journey on the...
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Aeration
Water and air penetration of a soil. Also used to...
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Aerial root
Roots that develop above ground; e.g. mangrove tree roots.
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Aggregate fruit
Fruit produced from a single flower with two or more...
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Alexandra Cousteau
On water and the myth of abundance
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Algae
Green, photosynthetic plants without roots or shoots....
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All the Trimmings
All the wrapping paper, tags and trimmings involved in...
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Alpine plant
A plant native to mountains, found at high elevations...
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Alternate leaves
Leaves arranged singly along a stem, placed on one side...
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Amendment
Material added to improve soil quality and structure for...
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American robin's nest
American robin's nest
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An Unexpected Guest
Birds in the backyard? Fabulous. Birds in the bathroom?...
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An Update on Canada’s Bats
Where our Bats Stand on the SARA List Today
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And the Award Goes To…
Do you know someone making a difference to wildlife? Put...
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Angiosperm
One of two groups of plants (the other being gymnosperms)...
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Animal S.O.S.: Safe or Stranded?
Q. How can I tell if a young animal has been orphaned and...
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Annual
Plant that completes its whole life cycle, dies and...
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Annual ring
Represents the growth of a tree in a single year, visible...
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antenna
(plural: antannae) A mobile appendage on the head of an...
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Anther
Sac-like pollen-bearing structure at the top of the...
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Antlers for Days
What mammal has the largest antlers?
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Aphid
Small, soft-bodied insect that sucks sap from new, tender...
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Apple Blossoms
Download this apple blossoms wallpaper.
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Aquatic
Plant adapted to living partly or fully in salt or fresh...
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Aquatic Alien Invaders
Q. I hear a lot about aquatic alien invasive species. Are...
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Arboretum
Site where trees and other plants are cultivated as a...
Arctic Hare Caption Contest Winners
We can always count on your caption submissions to give...
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Are Reindeer and Caribou the Same Animals?
If you’ve ever wondered whether Canada is really home to...
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Are We Stressing Out Our Lakes?
Summer’s just around the corner. Learn what you can do...
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Aril
Specialized seed covering; e.g. the juicy, edible portion...
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Ark Angel
Few people know more about bringing critically endangered...
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Armed
Equipped with thorns, prickles or spines.
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As the Buzz Fades
Something is killing off bees — in big numbers....
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Ascending
Upward growth or orientation.
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Asian Carp Invasion
The Mississippi has been inundated with a species that...
Assessing Our Wildlife Future
The assessment of 28 wildlife species by the Committee on...
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Asterism
A pattern of stars, but not officially a constellation
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At the Heart of the Matter
By April Overall A Closer Look at the Tickers of...
Atlantic cod growth
Since 2007, Atlantic cod stocks in the Grand Banks region...
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Atlantic Puffin
April 28 at 1 pm ET Join CWF and HWW on the Atlantic...
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atmosphere
A mixture of nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide, among...
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Attributes
Lists some of the special qualities certain plants have...
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Avian Acrobats
Barn swallows are disappearing from the Canadian...
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Avoid the Bags!
avoid the bags game
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Axil
Upper angle between the stem and petiole (leaf stalk).
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Backing the Burrowing Owl
CWF funding is working towards helping the world’s...
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Backing the Leatherback
Weighing in at a hefty 500 kilograms, the leatherback sea...
Backing Up Developing Countries
During the Copenhagen summit, the U.S., Japan and several...
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Backyard habitat
Biting Bugs? Fight Back
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Bacteria
Single-celled organism that does not have chlorophyll....
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bacteria
(singular: bacterium): single-celled, microscopically...
Baffling Bats
The Canadian Wildlife Foundation recently donated $5,000...
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Balanced fertilizer
A synthetic or natural fertilizer that has equal amounts...
Balancing Act
How your garden can coexist with wildlife
Bald Eagle Captions Contest Winners
Everyone loved this little fuzzball!
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Banding Birds in the Yukon
CWF Helps Determine Migratory Bird Populations in the...
Banking on the future
An array of solar panels creates a photovoltaic bank of...
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Bark
Protective external covering on trunks and branches of a...
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Barred owl
Download this wild wallpaper! A resident of deep forests,...
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Basal cutting
Propagation technique where a young, newly emerging shoot...
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Basal leaves
Leaves at the very base of a stem.
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Bat Illustration
Download this wallpaper of a Bat Illustration
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Bats....It would be scary without them
http://HelpTheBats.ca White-nose syndrome is affecting...
Be Alerted By The Latest News
Save time, energy and money by subscribing to CWF’s free...
Be Green on St. Paddy’s Day
Green clover. Green hats. Green beer. St. Patrick’s Day,...
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Beach Grass? It's Gnarly
George Holmes and the Niagara-on-the-Lake surf club spend...
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Bear Belly
How much food can a polar bear stuff into their stomachs?
Beating the Heat
When our blood begins to boil under the blazing summer...
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Beauty? It’s only skin deep
They’re slimy. They’re ugly. And they’re utterly...
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Beaver
beaver colouring page
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Beaver
Download this wild wallpaper of a beaver. The beaver’s...
Become a special friend of wildlife
By becoming a monthly donor, you help CWF save time,...
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Becoming Beluga
Scientists and tourists flock to Churchill, Manitoba,...
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Bees in Canada
Roughly how many species of bees are there in Canada?(a)...
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Beneath Saskatchewan’s Migratory Flyway
CWF recently donated $15,000 to help the Saskatchewan...
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Berry
Fleshy fruit formed by a single ovary that has one or...
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Biennial
Flowering plant with a two-year life cycle. A biennial...
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Big Bad Wolf?
By April Overall Wolves Might Be the Villains in...
Big Horne Sheep Captions Contest Winners
Your captions for these horned creatures were hilarious —...
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Bike for Wildlife
CWF is hitting the pavement!
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Bike for Wildlife Webinar
CWF Athlete Ambassador Angella Goran biked over 7,500km...
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Biodiversity
The diversity or variation in the number of species found...
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Biodiversity
Download this biodiversity wallpaper.
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Biodiversity 101
Itching to know some fun facts on biodiversity in...
Biography of Dr. Yves Jean
Beside his participation in different national and...
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Biological control
Method of pest control where an organism, rather than...
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biowall
A mixture of nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide, among...
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Birch leaves
Birch leaves
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Bird Feeder Bullies
During winter, pigeon's starlings and crows scare off the...
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Bird Feeding handout
Bird Feeding handout
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Bird Watching - A Healthy, Happy Hobby
Probably 10 per cent of the people in the western world...
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Bisexual
A single flower with both male and female organs, also...
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Bison
Download Bison wallpaper
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Biting Bugs? Fight Back
Spring has sprung, and with its return are biting...
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Black Widow Spider
This month we’re featuring this illustration of a spooky...
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Black-crowned Night Heron
Download this wild wallpaper of a black-crowned night...
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Blade
Broad, flat, typically thin and elongated portion of a...
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Bloom
See flower.
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Bloom Time
Lists the time of year the plant flowers. Due to the...
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Blue Jay
Download this wallpaper of Blue Jay
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Blue Shark
Blue shark swimming.
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Bluebells
Download this bluebells wallpaper.
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Boats
Download this wallpaper of boats
Bob Gruszecki Receives 2009 CWF Outdoorsperson of the Year Award
Bob Gruszecki from Calgary, Alberta has been awarded the...
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Bobcat
Download this wild wallpaper of a Bobcat.
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Bole
The section of a tree trunk below the crown, before the...
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Bonavista, Newfoundland
Download this wallpaper of Bonavista, Newfoundland
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Booklets and Handouts
Take a closer look at the ways in which we’ll help you...
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Boreal Forest Forecast Widgets
Embed these widget on your site, favourite social...
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Botanical insecticide
Naturally occurring chemicals found in plants that act as...
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Bract
Modified leaf typically found beneath a flower or flower...
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Branch
Part of a tree that grows out and reaches away from the...
Breathe Easier
One tree can provide a day’s oxygen for how many...
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Breeding Bunnies
How many times a year do cottontail rabbits breed?
Bringing Diversity Home
When it comes to gardening, 2010 is the perfect time to...
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Broad
Widespread or expansive from side to side.
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Broadleaved tree
Tree with wide, flat leaves. Always a deciduous tree.
Broken Flight
Q. We have a robin who has been flinging itself at our...
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Bud
Modified stem; undeveloped stem, branch, leaf or flower...
Building a Toad Shelter
A quick and easy outdoor project, adding a toad home to...
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Bulbs
Modified stem; underground stem that stores food in...
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Bull Shark
Bull Shark
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Bullfrog Blues
Vancouver Island’s got ’em. Biologist Stan Orchard says...
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Bumblebee
Download this Bumblebee wallpaper.
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Bun in the Oven
What makes human pregnancy different from our wild...
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Bur
Barbed fruit that clings like velcro to an animal�s fur...
Burn Brightly, Burn Cleanly
Stay Warm This Winter—Guilt Free.
Burn Out
Q. What impact do the wildfires occurring in B.C. have on...
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Burnbrae Farms Donates to CWF
Branbrae farms, a family-owned Canadian farm since 1893,...
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Butterfly
Download this butterfly wallpaper.
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Buy a Toque, Help the Monarchs
It just might be possible. FranÇois Simard is developing...
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By Land and by Sea
Gwaii Haanas is a world’s first: a fully protected...
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Calgary Zoo Celebrates New World-Leading Role in Wildlife Conservation
The Calgary Zoo is delighted to announce that Dr. Axel...
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Call It A Start
Last winter, the federal government began developing a...
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Call of the Re-Wild
A pair of bald eagles nested successfully this year — in...
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Calyx
Collective term for all of the sepals on a flower. They...
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Cambium
Layer of cells responsible for producing new cells, ...
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Camp with CWF on July 19th
Dig out your tent from the garage and grab your hiking...
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Can You Feel the Heat?
By 2100, average temperatures could rise by how many...
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Can you spot...?
Take a look at the Wild About Pollinators poster and see...
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Can you spot...the 7 types of pollinators found in Canada?
Can you spot...the 7 types of pollinators found in Canada?
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Can you spot...the bee drinking water?
Can you spot the bee drinking water?
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Can you spot...three butterflies?
Can you spot...three butterflies?
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Canada and Climate Change: On Thin Ice
By Leigh Edgar Once a leader in the fight against...
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Canada Goose
Download this wallpaper of a Canada Goose in fall.
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Canada Goose
canada goose colouring page
Canada goose
The Canadian goose nests in the same area where its...
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Canada needs to break its pattern of unfulfilled commitments to protect wildlife
The 2013 Fall Report of the Interim Commissioner of the...
Canada Needs to Follow Through for Developing Countries
Canada needs to quickly follow through with financial...
Canada's Marine Environment
Canada boasts an impressive maritime heritage. With the...
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Canada's Turtles Webinar
A leatherback turtle presentation by Dr. Sean Brilliant,...
Canada’s Lost Species
By Leigh Edgar Extinction isn't exclusive to species on...
Canada’s Navigable Waters Protection Act
Pushing to amend Canada’s Navigable Waters Protection Act...
Canada’s Plants in Peril
By Sarah CoulberCanada is home to some of the...
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Canadian Native Plant Supplier Submission Form
If you sell native plants, we would love to include you...
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Canadian Wildlife
This content relates to Canadian Wildlife magazine. Get...
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Canadian Wildlife
Get the most recent issue of Canadian Wildlife magazine:...
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Canadian Wildlife Federation Articles
News from CWF including past partnerships, promotions and...
Canadian Wildlife Federation Awards
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to...
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Canadian Wildlife Federation Cross-Canada Bike for Wildlife Approaches Home-Stretch
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is eleven weeks, six...
Canadian Wildlife Federation Joins in Rebuild of High Park Playground in Toronto
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is lending its support...
Canadian Wildlife Federation Proud Collaborator of the Transat Quebec – St-Malo
As the proud collaborating partner of the Transat Quebec...
CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION REWARDS YOUTH FOR CELEBRATING RIVERS TO OCEANS WEEK
The Canadian Wildlife Federation and Get to Know Program...
Canadian Wildlife Federation seeks details from federal budget
The Canadian Wildlife Federation says some elements of...
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Canadian Wildlife Federation Welcomes National Conservation Plan
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is pleased by Prime...
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Canadian Wildlife Foundation and Rogers Foundation Work to Conserve Canadian Waterways
The Canadian Wildlife Foundation, the fundraising arm of...
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Canadian Wildlife: May/June 2012
In the May/June 2012 issue of Canadian Wildlife: explore...
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CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca
The Canadian Wildlife Federation celebrates 50 years.
Cannibalized Cubs
Shrinking and late-forming ice is forcing the polar bears...
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canopy
the layer formed by the leaves and branches of a forest’s...
Can’t See the Forest for the TVs
Even though it’s still making headlines, it shouldn’t be...
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Capitulum
When one flower head is composed of many florets (tiny...
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Capsule
Dry fruit with two or more carpels (female flower...
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Captain Ivan Oxford
Captain Ivan Oxford
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Caption Contest Winners
Caption Contest Winners
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carbon cycle
This term describes the flow of carbon through the...
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Carbon dioxide
Gas that is naturally a small part of the earth�s...
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carbon dioxide
A colourless, odourless gas that is naturally present in...
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carbon neutral
An equivalent amount of carbon dioxide is captured...
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Carbon Trading Revenues Represent Important Funding for Wildlife
CWF encourages Canadians to add their voices to the call...
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Caribou
Download this wild wallpaper of a caribou.
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Caribou Recovery Strategy — A Major Step Forward
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) believes...
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Caribou: State of the Nation
Caribou are an iconic Canadian species, yet their...
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Carpel
A female flower's reproductive organ that produces the...
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Caryopsis
Fruit where the seed is fused to and surrounded by the...
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Casting
Soil-like earthworm droppings produced by digesting soil,...
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Catch of the Day Part Two
Last time we talked about the fishing technique called...
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Catch the Chill
After ringing in the New Year, Canadians are preparing to...
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Caterpillar
Larval stage of a butterfly or a moth; hatched from an egg.
Catharine Parr Traill
By April Overall A tribute to Canada’s floral...
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Catkin
Flower cluster with a scaly-bracted, elongated spike made...
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Cattail boat / duck
Make some boats and ducks then have fun floating them in...
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Cautions
Lists some areas of concern for the selected plant. These...
Celebrate National Tree Day and INSPIRE others
The Canadian Wildlife Federation and Ten Tree Apparel are...
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Celebrate National Wildlife Week with CWF
Taking a Closer Look at Canada’s Wild Migrations
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Celebrate Parks Day!
It wasn’t until two years ago that I had my first real...
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Celebrating 15 WILD years!
By Aaron KylieHappy birthday, WILD magazine! The Canadian...
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Celebrating Our Tall Friends
By Stephanie Poff Join CWF on September 26th to...
Celebrating the Unconference
By Stephanie Poff At CWF, fostering an appreciation of...
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Certify Your Garden Handout
Whether you are limited to a small patio or have hectares...
Chalk it all up to fun May 12 in Gananoque
Love the Outdoors is the theme of Gananoque’s Chalk...
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Changing the Game
How one youth camp is getting kids excited about the...
Chemical Connection
Approximately how many chemicals are being used around...
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Chipmunk
Download this wallpaper of a chipmunk
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Chipmunk at Pond
Download this wallpaper.
Chipmunk Captions Contest Winners
We can always count on your caption submissions to give...
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chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
Organic compounds made up of atoms of carbon, chlorine...
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Chlorophyll
Green pigment found in the chloroplasts of leaves and...
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Chloroplasts
Organelle (tiny organ) found in plant cells. They house...
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Chlorosis
Loss or destruction of chlorophyll due to a nutritional...
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Christmas 2008 Screensaver
Decorate your computer monitor with this holiday screen...
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Christmas Tree
Download this wallpaper of trees.
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Chrysalis
A self-built structure that contains a caterpillar at the...
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Ciliate
Lined with cilia which are tiny finger-like or hair-like...
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Clasping
Leaf base wrapped partly around the stem.
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Class in Session
High school students in Brampton, Ont., are rescuing a...
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Clay
Heavy mineral soil created by the chemical weathering of...
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Cleaning up a Wetland Wonderland
An $11,800 grant from the Canadian Wildlife Federation to...
Clearing the Way for Native Species
Q: How do I remove non-native invasive plants from my...
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climate
Weather conditions that regularly occur in a region.
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climate change
Natural and human-induced changes in climate that last...
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Clone
Offspring produced having identical genetic structure to...
Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
Picture a beautiful day with sparking sun, cloudless sky...
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Cold Canids
Which canid species braves the cold better than all the...
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Colour
Lists the colour of the flowering part of each plant. For...
Colour Your World
From ballet slipper pink to bright blue, the vivid...
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Common Name
lists the common name or names for each plant. Please...
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Composite flower
A type of inflorescence (flower cluster) that appears to...
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Compost
A product created from the breakdown of organic matter....
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Composting
Why not give your backyard some rich, natural fertilizer?...
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Compound
Composed of two or more parts, for example a compound...
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Compound fruit
A unit composed of more than one fruit, classified into...
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Compound leaves
Leaf made up of two or more distinct leaf-like structures...
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Cone
Reproductive structure made of modified leaves. It is...
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Congratulations to our Award Winners!
CWF congratulates the winners of the 2008 Conservation...
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Conifer
Trees that bear cones. They are usually evergreen, and...
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Coniferous
Refers to cone-bearing trees or a type of forest composed...
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Connecting You to Wildlife
Change is in the air this season, not just outside where...
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Conservation Funding Announced
Today, Parliamentary Secretary Randy Kamp and Member of...
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Conserving the Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer
In spring 2008, the Canadian Wildlife Federation provided...
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Container Gardening Webinar
Learn about how to garden in small spaces!
COP 16
The heat is on in Cancún, Mexico, this December....
colouring page
Copy Nature and Support Wildlife
Copy nature and support wildlife colouring page
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Cordate leaves
Heart-shaped leaves with a pointed tip.
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Cork cambium
Thin layer of live cells found on the underside of bark....
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Corm
Modified stem. Short, enlarged underground stem that...
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Corolla
Collective term for the petals that are usually...
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Corona
Crown-like, funnel- or trumpet-shaped structure on the...
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Corymb
Branched inflorescence (flower cluster) that is either...
Cottaging au Naturel: Get Your Summer on While Protecting Wildlife
By Megan FindlayYou’re ready for summer. You’ve got...
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Cotyledon
Leaf of a developing plant within the seed that stores...
Countdown to 2010
As you sit down to make your New Year’s resolutions for...
Cover Up!
Adding mulch to your garden is easy, and you’ll be...
Coyote speed
The coyote is capable of reaching up to what speed while...
Create a lasting legacy
Creating a legacy through a bequest in your will or other...
Creating a Buzz
Launched during National Wildlife Week 2009, CWF’s...
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Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Shoreline
Cottages and camping are standard features of Canadian...
Creation of Gardens along the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail
On Wednesday, May 25th, the kindergarten students of...
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Creeper
Trailing, prostrate plant. Also refers to a trailing...
Creepy Cuisine Around the World
Happy Halloween and bon appétit from this month’s Take...
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Crocuses
Crocuses
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Cross-pollination
Pollen from the anther (male part) of a flower on one...
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Crown
Upper portion of a tree that includes the branches and...
Crowning Glory
With over 25 million Canadians caught up in the hustle...
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Cry Baby
Do belugas cry?YesNo
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Cultivar
A cultivated plant variety. These are plants with...
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Cultural Control
Controlling disease, insect or weed issues by...
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Cuneate leaves
Wedge-shaped leaf. It is wide and flat at the top and...
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Cup floret
See disk floret.
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Cuticle
Outer, protective, waxy layer of a leaf or stem.
CWF Launches All Access Adventure Auction
An amazing opportunity to go white water rafting in the...
CWF acknowledges RocketOwl
The Canadian Wildlife Federation would like to...
CWF and Canadian Yachting Association recognize common interests
CWF and Canadian Yachting Association recognize common...
CWF and Chalk Art Festival Celebrate Biodiversity
March 24, 2010 – The Canadian Wildlife Federation and the...
CWF and Redtail Vineyard Light the Way during Earth Hour
March 22, 2010 – CWF and Redtail Vineyard Light the Way...
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CWF and Ten Tree INSPIRE
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is celebrating...
CWF and Whistler Blackcomb Unveil Wildlife Signs
March 2, 2011 - The Canadian Wildlife Federation and...
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CWF ANNOUNCES ANNUAL CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
Artist Sarah Harmer and other conservation heroes...
press release
CWF Applauds B.C. Supreme Court Ruling
The Canadian Wildlife Federation applauds the recent...
CWF at COP16: Education Can Change the Climate
Nov. 22, 2010 – The Canadian Wildlife Federation...
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CWF at the top of the world
CWF Horticulturalist Ken Beattie and researchers are...
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CWF Awards Schools for Innovative Approaches to Conservation Education
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce...
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CWF AWARDS TOP SCHOOLS IN CANADA
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce...
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CWF Bike For Wildlife: Angella Goran
Come on Canada! Join CWF and our Athlete Ambassador...
CWF Brings Water Issues to International Conservation Forum in Spain
The Canadian Wildlife Federation will be making a splash...
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CWF Calls for Allocation of Carbon Market Revenues to Conservation
CWF is urging the Canadian government to allocate a...
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CWF Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary in Grand Style
By Louise Hanlon Bringing awareness to conservation...
CWF Celebrates its First 50 Years of Conservation
Conservationists from across the country are in Ottawa...
CWF Celebrates Literacy Day with new Wild Classes of the Year program
In celebration of International Literacy Day, September...
CWF Certifies Nova Scotia Town “Wildlife Friendly”
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce a...
CWF Concerned about Potential Changes to the Federal Fisheries Act
ALERT March 29, 2012 | CWF Concerned about Potential...
CWF Conservation Awards Call For Nominations
OTTAWA— The deadline for CWF’s Conservation Achievement...
CWF Develops International Approaches to Water Conservation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is developing new...
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CWF Elects lifetime conservationist Lloyd Lintott as Board President
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to...
CWF Elects Whitehorse Resident as Board President
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to...
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CWF Encourages Canadians to Join in the Walk for Wildlife
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is hosting its...
CWF Encourages Education at Critical Climate Convention
The Canadian Wildlife Federation will emphasize education...
CWF Funding Contributes to Advances in Polar Bear Research
Thanks in part to funding provided by the Canadian...
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CWF Funds Research to Determine Best Nests for Turtles
Researchers are using nest-cages to discourage nest...
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CWF Garden Tour
Take a tour of our gardens, which feature native plants...
CWF Gives Top Marks to School Habitat Projects
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is recognizing several...
CWF Goes the Distance for Wildlife
June 8, 2010 – After logging more than 8,000 kilometres...
CWF helps create One Ocean Pledge actions
March 15, 2010 - The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a...
CWF Hosts Community Forum in Grande Prairie
March 18, 2010 – The Canadian Wildlife Federation is...
CWF Hosts Summer Institute in Nunavut
CWF Hosts Summer Institute in Nunavut
CWF is a Premier Partner in an Award-Winning Boating Seminar
QUEBEC – December 7 / CNW Telbec / - Winner of the...
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CWF Is off to the Races
Which leatherback will be the first to reach its southern...
CWF is Proud to Partner with the Canadian Museum of Nature to Bring Whales Exhibit to Canada
Whales Tohorā: The Exhibition, an internationally touring...
CWF Launches $1-million Endangered Species Program
March 25, 2010 — The Canadian Wildlife Federation is...
CWF Launches National Wildlife Week and new conservation partnerships in Whistler
CWF Launches National Wildlife Week and new conservation...
CWF Launches National Wildlife Week with Art, Action and Adventure
Take a walk on the wild side, create a piece of art...
CWF Launches New Summer Institute in Nova Scotia
The Canadian Wildlife Federation Learning Institute is...
CWF Launches New Wildlife Conservation Learning Institute this July at Acadia
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is now accepting...
CWF Launches Sailing Summer Institute in Tadoussac
June 8, 2010 – After logging more than 8,000 kilometres...
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CWF Launches Wild About Sharks Education Project
Wild About Sharks education tour happening Feb. 24-28.
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CWF Launches Wild Pedagogies – An Amazing Learning Journey for Educators
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to be...
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CWF makes ocean health a freshwater issue during Rivers to Oceans Week
— Starting on Oceans Day and Canadian Rivers Day, both on...
CWF Navigates Troubled Waters During Rivers to Oceans Week
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is urging Canadians to...
CWF needs your help to save some of Canada’s most iconic species
From the snow capped mountains of British Columbia to the...
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CWF News
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CWF OAR Northwest Salish Sea Expedition
A group of four rowers paddle around Vancouver Island.
CWF Olympic Art Installation Focuses on Water Conservation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s new and innovative art...
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CWF Partners with Outdoor Council of Canada
It’s a natural fit. The Canadian Wildlife Federation...
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CWF Photo Club Gallery
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CWF Photo Club Newsletter
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CWF Presents Wild Education Workshops in Calgary
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is conducting...
CWF Press Releases - 2008
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CWF Re-Elects PEI Native as Board President
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to...
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CWF Recognizes Canada's Top Six School Projects
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is pleased to...
CWF Recognizes Outstanding Schools
June 21, 2010 – The Canadian Wildlife Federation has...
CWF Showcases Arctic Videos at Climate Conference
The Canadian Wildlife Federation will showcase some of its
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CWF Solar Panels
The solar panels will each produce eight to 10 kilowatt...
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CWF Sports Ambassador Boat Show Talks
CWF’s Sports for Wildlife will be sailing into boat shows...
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CWF Stewardship Outreach Manager Damian Foxall
CWF Stewardship Outreach Manager Damian Foxall
CWF Supports COSEWIC’s Wildlife Species Assessment
The Canadian Wildlife Federation supports the Committee...
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CWF supports reintroduction of Black-footed Ferrets
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is proud to commit to...
CWF supports Youth Drawn to Nature
When it comes to conservation, Colin Starkevich is a...
CWF Takes Centre Stage
By Pam Logan Join CWF at Water in a World of Seven...
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CWF to launch Wild Family Nature Clubs
Join us to celebrate the launch of CWF’s newest education...
CWF Urges Federal Government to Continue its Commitment to Species at Risk in Canada
The Canadian government plans to weaken the Species at...
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CWF Welcomes New Canadians
The Canadian Wildlife Federation was honoured to...
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CWF Welcomes New Canadians!
The Canadian Wildlife Federation was thrilled to join the...
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CWF Wild About Gardening Webinars for the General Public
CWF Wild About Gardening Webinars for the General Public
CWF Youth Helps Bring the Conservation Movement to New Heights of Understanding
For 16-year old Delaney Losier, a trip across Canada to...
CWF’s All Access Adventure Inspiring
David and Kimberley MacLean’s All Access Adventure...
CWF’s Marine Program introduces crucial new development
Conservationists from across the country are meeting in...
CWF’s New Year’s Resolutions
The year 2010 is upon us, and what better way to ring in...
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Cyme
Type of inflorescence (flower cluster) where each main...
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dabbling ducks
ducks that frequent shallow marshes, ponds, and rivers...
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Deciduous
Trees or shrubs whose leaves fall off in autumn.
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Decomposition in the Arctic
Canadian Wildlife Federation Gardener Ken Beattie...
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Dehiscent
Abrupt opening of a plant structure at maturity, such as...
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Delicate Frost Art
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Deltoid leaves
Triangular leaf. It is widest at the base and pointed at...
Designing Sustainable Landscapes
In an age of urban sprawl, failing infrastructure,...
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Devin Imrie Dept of Environment Sealing and Fisheries Nunavut
Devin Imrie Dept of Environment Sealing and Fisheries...
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Diameter at breast height (DBH)
Measures the size of a tree trunk's diameter at breast...
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Dicotyledon
Plant with an embryo containing two cotyledons (seed...
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Dioecious
Plants where the staminate (male) and pistillate (female)...
Discouraging Masked Diggers
Learn why racoons and skunks dig up your lawn and what...
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Discover our Posters & Handouts
Hang a little wilderness on your wall with one of our...
Discover Our Roots
O Canada! Our home and native plants – yes you read it...
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Discover Your Watershed Posters
Watersheds … your link to Canada’s oceans … explore the...
Discovering the World of Animal Tracks
Tracking is like a doorway to a greater understanding of...
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Disease
Any deviation from regular metabolism that affects the...
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Disk floret
Small flower with a tube-shaped corolla (petals) that...
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Dissected leaves
Deeply cut leaf with fairly narrow segments where the dip...
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Do you wanna build a snowman?
'Tis the season of giving! Give to Canada's wildlife. For...
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Dock on the Lake
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Doing Our Lakes Justice
Will you lend your lake a helping hand this summer?
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Doing Right by the Right Whale
CWF meets with DFO to resolve right whale entanglement...
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Dolphin Tale 2
We’ve paired up with Warner Bros to get kids excited...
Don Trethewey Receives 2009 CWF Roland Michener Conservation Award
Don Trethewey from Kamloops, British Columbia has been...
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Dormancy
When physiological activity slows or stops; e.g. a lawn...
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Double flower
A flower with many extra petals, giving it a full or...
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Double-toothed
Leaf margin edged with teeth where a small tooth is set...
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Dove
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Dr. Sean Brillant on the CWF Africa to Americas Expedition
CWF marine conservation manager Dr. Sean Brillant speaks...
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Dr. Sean Brillant on The Great Canadian Turtle Race
It's Turtle Time! CWF Marine Conservation Manager Dr....
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Drainage
Describes how water travels through the soil.
Dream your Dream Green Home
Two former Montrealers share the trials and rewards of...
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Drupe
Fleshy fruit from a single carpel (female reproductive...
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Duckling on Lily Pads
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Ducks
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Easy Herbs
An introduction on how to grow herbs
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echinoderm
any marine invertebrate of the phylum Echinodermata,...
Ecotourism: A Sweet Escape
The hot summer sun heats up the streets of the city, the...
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Editor's Bench - Fall 2008
It’s hard to believe that autumn is already here. The...
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Editor's Bench - Fall 2009
Fall is indeed my favourite time of year. One can still...
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Editor's Bench - Spring 2009
Spring has definitely arrived in many areas of Canada....
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Editor's Bench - Spring 2009
Spring has definitely arrived in many areas of Canada....
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Editor's Bench - Spring 2010
Fall is indeed my favourite time of year. One can still...
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Editor's Bench - Summer 2008
Summer is a time to enjoy getting outside, feeling the...
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Editor's Bench - Summer 2009
As summer sets in, we’re gearing up to enjoy some fun in...
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Editor's Bench - Winter 2008
Winter is here, and while we many of us may venture...
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Editor's Bench - Winter 2009
Winter is here, and while we many of us may venture...
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Editor’s Bench – Summer 2010
With the warm weather come certain pleasures synonymous...
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Educators explore the BC Rainforest with CWF
The Canadian Wildlife Federation will immerse educators...
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Eel Update
Still a Bad Deal for the American Eel
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Egg in Nest
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Eggs
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Eggs-pecting
By April OverallIn just a few short weeks, songbirds will...
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Eight Reasons to Get Excited About Fall
As the weather is getting colder, so too might your mood....
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Elk
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Elliptic leaves
Leaf that is widest at the middle and tapers to a point...
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Embryo
A young plant that is still contained within the seed.
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Emergent
Aquatic plant that grows in water with its lower half...
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Endangered Species on the Brink
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is kicking off the New...
Endangered Species: Wildlife Needs Your Help
As a national wildlife conservation organization, the...
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Endocarp
Innermost layer of the pericarp. It makes up part of a...
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Entire
Leaf with a smooth margin (edge).
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Epiphyte
Plant that grows on another plant or structure, often for...
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Ericaceous
Plants belonging to the botanical family Ericaceae. They...
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Eukaryote
Any organism with cells that contain organelles and a...
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Evergreen
Tree that remains green throughout the year. A few leaves...
Every Drop Counts
Here’s How to Start Cutting Back on Your Water...
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Exocarp
Outermost layer of the pericarp. It makes up part of a...
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Expedition Nears the Gulf
Our fourth Adventure Mississippi webinar finds the OAR...
Eye Spy
Q. How Do Owls See At Night to Hunt?
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Fairy Garden
Building in the sand is a fun way to occupy your young...
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Fairy Houses
Perfect for birthday parties, these houses look great...
Faking It
How many years will it take for an artificial Christmas...
Fall 2009 News
What's new this fall at CWF.
Fall 2009: CWF Online
Check out what's new this fall at...
Fall 2009: Your Connection to Wildlife
I’m good with change — always have been. But I know this...
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Fall in the Garden
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Fall Leaves
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Fallen Angels
Once upon a time, we loved our pigeons. We raised them...
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Fallen Feathered Friends
By Terri-lee ReidQ. I found a baby bird that has fallen...
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Falling Leaves
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Falling to Pieces
By April Overall How would you like it if your home...
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family
in taxonomy, a major grouping of organisms; below an...
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Family Planning — Climate currents, caplin and kittiwakes
For the black-legged kittiwakes nesting on the steep...
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Fatal Attraction
Some animals just don’t know how to pick ‘em. Read on to...
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Fawn in the Forest
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Feathered Allies
Q. What sort of birds should I be trying to attract to...
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Feature Creatures
Feature Creatures
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Feature Gardens
Feature Gardens
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Feature Nurseries
Feature Nurseries
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Feature Plants
Feature Plants
Feed the Birds
Mary Poppins might have condoned feeding the birds, but...
Feed The Birds
Keep an open mind about mice and their cousins
Feed The Birds
Don’t worry — there’s nothing wrong with providing food...
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Ferns
Vascular green plants with large leaves called fronds....
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Fertility
The availability of nutrients, water and air in the soil...
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Fertilizer
Substance added to soil to supply nutrients to growing...
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Fibrous root
Branching root system; roots all similar in size.
Fifth-Graders Raise Dollars for the Peregrine
They’re only 10-years-old, but Morgan Young and Claire...
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Fighting for Fowler’s Toad
As this toad’s numbers decline, researchers’ resolve to...
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Filament
The long, slender stalk of the stamen.
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Finch Finder
Q. We used to have dozens of finches coming to our...
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Finding a Home for the Black Footed Ferret
Of the three species of ferret in the world, the...
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Finding Mr. Right
Not all Female Animals Respond to the Showier of the Bunch
Firm Footing
Before You Start Sprinkling Salt on Your Icy Driveway,...
Five Activities for Your Walk
Don’t traipse along without purpose! Get a mission and...
Five Alternative Energy Sources Explained
This month’s Take Five takes a closer look at five...
Five Alternatives to Pesticides
Spring has sprung, and along with the flowers in our...
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Five Canadian Species You Should Know
This month’s Take Five focuses on Canadian wildlife; five...
Five Reasons for Fall Foliage
With warm patio weather a thing of the past, Mother...
Five Reasons to Walk in the Great Outdoors
Get outside with your friends or family and explore...
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Flabellate leaves
Fan-shaped leaves; e.g. ginko tree leaves.
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Flicker in Snow
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Floret
A small flower, often one of many, which make up a larger...
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Flotsam and Jetsam
By April OverallApproximately 260 million tonnes of...
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Flower
Modified shoot, which is usually colourful and showy,...
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Follicle
Simple, dry fruit developed from a single carpel (female...
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Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean with Leida Buglass, Part 1
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean in the Dominican...
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Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean with Leida Buglass, Part 2
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean in the Dominican...
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Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean with Leida Buglass, Part 3
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean in the Dominican...
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Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean with Leida Buglass, Part 4
Following the Humpback: Dr. Yves Jean in the Dominican...
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food mile
The distance food or produce travels from the point of...
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Forcing
Accelerating a plant�s growth or maturity by artificially...
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Forest bathing
Take a walk on the calm side
Forest Fires: All Your Burning Questions Answered
With their destructive effect on Canada’s western...
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fossil fuels
Carbon-based compounds such as coal, oil, refined...
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Free-spirited Ferrets
On September 23, Grasslands National Park (GNP) in...
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Freshwater Turtles
Video from Hinterland Who's Who on Freshwater Turtles
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FRESHWATER TURTLES ARE THE FOCUS OF THE LATEST HWW PSA
PSA PROFILES ALL CANADIAN FRESWATER TURTLES
Friends of the Forest
By Annie LangloisThe world’s forests cover 31 per...
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Frightful Fungus
White-nose syndrome is sweeping across North America and...
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Fritillary butterfly
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From Far and Wide
See the boreal forest from a different perspective.
From the Arctic to Africa
By Heather Robison Change is in Our Hands at COP 17
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Frond
Large, divided leaf of a non-flowering plant; e.g. a fern.
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Frost
Covering of very thin ice formed when a hard surface is...
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Frost
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Frozen Froggy
Q. What’s needed to overwinter frogs?
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Frozen Solid
Which insect can survive -50C...
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Fruit
Ripened or mature ovary or pistil of a flowering plant.
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Full shade
An area that generally receives about three hours of sun...
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Full sun
An area that receives about six hours or more of direct sun.
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Funded Projects
See how the Canadian Wildlife Federation is supporting...
Funding Available for Wildlife and Habitat Conservation
The Canadian Wildlife Foundation is now accepting funding...
Funding News
CWF’s Funding Program has once again awarded financial...
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Fungus
Not a true plant; includes mushrooms, toadstools and...
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Gaillardia Aristata
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Gall
Abnormal plant growth such as a bulge on the side of a...
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game animal
legal designation for wild animals, usually mammals or...
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Games
Check out our wildlife and wildlife issues games!
Gardener's Gold
So often we go about our day, forgetting that ultimately...
posters
Gardening for Butterflies Handout
Nearly 300 species of butterflies inhabit Canada, some...
glossary
Gardening Glossary
Look up a term, compare illustrated plant parts or view...
Gardening with Native Canadian Plants
Landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses for...
Gary Breitkreuz: Co-recipient of 2009 CWF Past Presidents Award
Gary Breitkreuz from Saskatchewan is the co-recipient of...
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genus
a major category in the classification of plants,...
glossary
Germination
Sprouting or emergence of a seed, spore or pollen grain...
Get Crafty with Wildlife!
Create unique greeting cards, invitations and decorative...
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Get Gardening and Grow Wild — Autumn 2011
Get Gardening and Grow Wild — Autumn 2011
Get Outside, Raise a Genius
Schools that have environmental education programs score...
press release
Get Schooled by Nature at Salute to the Sockeye
Get Schooled by Nature at Salute to the Sockeye
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Get Up and Get Out!
Let Mother Nature nurture your kids!
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Getting Canada's Youth Outdoors
CEO Wade Luzny introduces a video compilation on youth...
Gifts You Can Give to Wildlife
Have you made your list and checked it twice? Don’t...
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Give a Gift to Wildlife
Give to nature. For all that nature gives to you.
story
Give a Hoot for the Burrowing Owl
This little owl needs your help. Read on to find out what...
Give ‘em Shelter
Looking to bring a little life to the dead of winter this...
glossary
Gland
Bump, or small indentation that secretes liquids such as...
glossary
global warming
A rise in the temperature of the atmosphere caused by an...
Go Go Gadget, Butterfly Wings
By Claire Preston The latest and greatest inventions have...
Going, going…
Canada’s five most endangered habitats — in...
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Golden Currant
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Goldenrod
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Goldenrod and native bee
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Good News!
Each November we recognize those who have given us the...
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Goodbye, Dirty Don
Toronto’s Don River is not a shining example of...
press release
Government Expands Recreational Fish Partnerships Program
The federal government doubled its investment in the...
Government of Nunavut and CWF Officially Partner for WILD Education
IQALUIT, Nunavut (May 31, 2010) – The Nunavut...
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Gracing Grasslands
Ontario’s grasslands are home to over 200 native plant...
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Grasslands National Park, SK
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magazine
Graze Anatomy
A landmark deal between southern Alberta ranchers and...
Great Bouquets with Native Plants
One of my favourite reasons for watching the current...
webinar
Great Horned Owl
Join CWF and HWW on the great horned owl! The Canadian...
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Great Horned Owl Live Cam
Great Horned Owl Live Cam
story
Great Migrations
By Claire Preston These five animals make five gruelling...
Green Gardening
By Sarah CoulberAs we move through our day, we make...
story
Green Your Halloween
CWF wants to help you get green for Halloween – and we...
Green Your Valentine’s Day
Think you’ve got Casanova’s moves down? Lights down low?...
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greenhouse effect
A rise in the temperature of the atmosphere caused by an...
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greenhouse gases
Vapours, such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane,...
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Grizzlies Fishing
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Grizzly
grizzly colouring page
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Grizzly at Creek
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Grizzly Video
Hinterland Who's Who Grizzly Video
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Ground cover
Low-growing plants that form a dense covering over the...
Groundhog Grumbles
Have you got an unwelcome visitor in your backyard?...
Groundhogs and their shadows
Whether the groundhog sees its shadow or not on Groundhog...
faq
Groundhogs in the Garden
Q. I’m having a problem with groundhogs eating my...
Grow Seedlings of Hope
We take trees for granted. Without them, life on our...
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Grow Wild — Fall 2012
Canada’s gardening e-newsletter for creating beautiful...
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Grow Wild — Fall 2013
Canada’s gardening e-newsletter for creating beautiful...
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Grow Wild — Spring 2012
Canada’s gardening e-newsletter for creating beautiful...
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Grow Wild — Spring 2013
Canada’s gardening e-newsletter for creating beautiful...
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Grow Wild — Summer 2012
Canada’s gardening e-newsletter for creating beautiful...
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Grow Wild — Summer 2013
Canada’s gardening e-newsletter for creating beautiful...
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Grow Wild — Winter 2011
Grow Wild — Winter 2011
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Grow Wild — Winter 2012
Canada’s gardening e-newsletter for creating beautiful...
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Grow Wild — Winter 2013
Canada’s gardening e-newsletter for creating beautiful...
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Grow Wild!
Subscribe for Free! Get Wild About Gardening's Grow...
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Growing Calendar
Planning ahead? Wondering what seasoned gardeners do at...
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Grub
Thick, whitish, curved larvae of beetles and other insect...
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Guard cell
Special cells found on the surface of leaves and stems....
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Guest Columns
Guest Columns
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Gymnosperm
One of two groups of plants (gymnosperms and angiosperms)...
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Gynoecium
Female reproductive part of a flower. It accounts for all...
H2OurLife: Now is Not Soon Enough
Art students from Michael A. Riffel High School in Regina...
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Habit
Growth form or appearance of a plant; e.g. a "weeping"...
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Habitat
Gives a brief description of the natural habitat of each...
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Habitat News
Many species are at risk due to human intervention....
game
Hammerhead Shark
Hammerhead Shark
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Happy Earth Day from CWF and Adam Kreek
Earth Day was first launched in 1970 and continues today...
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Hard Hitters
What kind of impact velocity can a red-headed woodpecker...
Hard Work and Initiative Generates Outdoor Learning
With the co-operation of landowners Jim Beck and the...
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Hardening off
Gradual process of moving seedlings (or other plants)...
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Hardwood
Wood from a dicot, angiosperm tree in temperate and...
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Hardy
Plant with an ability to endure frost and winter...
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Harvest Apple
Your desktop is the perfect habitat for this wild...
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Haunted House
For Halloween, we’re featuring this illustration of a...
Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas
Q. I’m looking to spruce up my backyard with...
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Haven In The Sky
The thick-billed murre nesting colonies on East Digges...
glossary
Heartwood
Dead wood at the centre of the tree, which no longer...
glossary
heat island effect
When heat from a large urban area concentrates in a...
glossary
Height at Maturity
Gives the approximate height of the plant at full size....
glossary
Heirloom
Any cultivar that was commonly grown by people in the...
story
Help for Fish in Federal Budget
The federal government announced yesterday as part of the...
press release
HELP GET ONE MILLION CANADIANS CAMPING
It’s time to pitch in and help get one million Canadians...
story
Help Give Bats a Place to Call Home
Bats in Canada are in big trouble and they need our help now
Help Pollinators!
What you can do to help pollinators
Helping hands
An Ottawa solar technician lays the groundwork for CWF's...
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Helping the Polar Bear
How are polar bears really handling a decline in sea ice?...
Helping Wildlife Adapt
Q. Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about climate change...
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Herbaceous
Plant that does not have woody tissue. These plants are...
glossary
Herbicide
Substance that kills plants, usually weeds. Some...
story
Here Toad-day, Gone Tomorrow
How CWF Is Working to Change the Fate of the Great Basin...
story
Here Toad-day, Gone Tomorrow
How CWF Is Working to Change the Fate of the Great Basin...
glossary
Hesperidium
Fruit with a leathery rind that makes up the ovary wall,...
video
Hinterland Rat Tail (HWW Spoof)
CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes HWW spoof
posters
Hinterland Who's Who Fact Sheets
Check out the facts for amphibians and reptiles, birds,...
video
Hinterland Who's Who: Wolverine
Watch the wolverine from Hinterland Who's Who
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Hinterland Who's Who: Wolverine
Watch the wolverine from Hinterland Who's Who
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HINTERLAND WHO’S WHO AT CANADA BLOOMS
Most Canadians who had television in the 1960s or 1970s...
press release
HINTERLAND WHO’S WHO CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Most Canadians who had television in the 1960s or 1970s...
Hinterland Who’s Who Filming in Saskatchewan
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce...
story
Home for the Butterflies
When we think of pollinators, our thoughts naturally...
Honouring the Past — Ensuring the Legacy
By Louise Hanlon CWF Celebrates Its First 50 Years of...
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Hope for the Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
As the days get longer and the nights grow warm, many...
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Horseshoe Bay, Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario
Download this wallpaper of Horseshoe Bay, Pukaskwa...
Hose Woes
What per cent of water used at home do Canadians use on...
How Animals Survive the Arctic Tundra
The Arctic tundra, a snowy biome that is housed within...
webinar
How do we use the ocean?
Dr. Sean Brillant continues his webinar series, talking...
magazine
How Do You Outsmart a Raccoon?
For Simon Treadwell, it starts with years of experience...
How many forest fires occur every year in Canada?
How many forest fires occur every year in Canada? A....
How many freshwater fish are at risk in Canada?
How many freshwater fish are at risk in Canada? A. 24B....
How many plants are at risk in Canada?
How many plants are at risk in Canada?
video
How To Build A Bat House
Build your CWF bat house.
How to Make the Most of …It
You’ve got to do something with the tonnes of...
How You Contribute to Conservation
Learn how CWF funding dollars are divided.
story
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
Learn more about the hummingbird clearwing moth and how...
video
Hummingbird Hills
Hummingbird Hills
video
Hummingbird Hills Episode 1
Hummingbird Hills Episode 1
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Hummingbird Hills Episode 2
Hummingbird Hills Episode 2
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Hummingbird Hills Nest 2
Hummingbird Hills
glossary
Humus
A stable material in soil made from the breakdown of...
story
HWW Species — Great Horned Owl
One of the most widespread and common birds of prey in...
glossary
Hybrid
Plant-breeding term where two similar specimens are...
glossary
hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
Compounds that were introduced as alternatives to...
glossary
Hypanthium
Joining of the calyx (sepals) and corolla (petals) to...
wallpaper
I Love Wildlife Screensaver
If you love wildlife, you’ll love CWF’s new “I Love...
glossary
ice floe
a drifting sheet of ice.
Ice Ice Baby!
Ever wonder how icicles are formed? When the ice or snow...
story
If You Care, Leave it There
Cautioning readers to leave wildlife undisturbed
glossary
Imperfect flower
Flowers with the reproductive parts of one sex...
In a year, how many people go whale watching across the globe?
In a year, how many people go whale watching across the...
magazine
In Harm’s Way
Last summer’s flooding in Calgary put the city’s zoo in...
magazine
In the blink of an eye
Roy Hancliff returns with more of his award-winning,...
press release
In the top 25 charities in Canada!
After assessing 86,000 charitable causes and...
glossary
Incised leaves
Leaf margins that appear irregularly and sharply...
glossary
Indigenous species
See native species.
glossary
Inflorescence
Flower cluster. The arrangement of flowers on a stem with...
magazine
Inquiring Minds
To heck with the university degrees. It’s never been...
Insect runs rampant; kills millions of trees in Western Canada
Mountain pine beetle infestation is killing trees at an...
Insect-Eating Bats
Insect-eating bats typically consume what percentage of...
Inspirational Wildlife Tales
For our Valentine’s Day edition of Take Five we’re...
glossary
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Approach to controlling insect pests and diseases through...
glossary
Introduced species
Species that are not originally from a given region;...
glossary
Invasive species
Introduced species that compete for resources and space...
encyclopedia
Invasive Species Encyclopedia
They are among the biggest threats to wildlife habitat,...
encyclopedia
Invasive Species Encyclopedia
An encyclopedia of pests invading Canadian wilderness.
glossary
Involucre
Whorl or circle of bracts surrounding an inflorescence...
glossary
Irregular flower
Flower with petals that are variable in shape, not...
story
Is Offsetting the Answer?
Why trying to right a wrong may be doing more damage than...
story
Is There A Bluebird On Your Windowsill?
This past winter, several members of the Mississippi...
Is this Goodnight?
A mysterious fungal infection killing bats in the U.S....
Is your garden water-smart?
Clean water is critical to our wild spaces. So it’s...
story
Issues News
At the Canadian Wildlife Federation we deal with a...
Issues Update: Species at Risk
Did you know there are 23 new species proposed to be...
story
It’s a Cold, Cold World
How are marine Arctic animals surviving a changing climate?
story
It’s a Hard Knock Life
Urban wildlife is adapting to life in the city—sometimes...
It’s a Wrap!
Q. How can I reduce waste during the holidays?
It’s All Fun and Games Until…
By Aaron KylieGoing to the lake is a favourite summer...
It’s True: Every Bit Counts
Even small steps toward greener living have immediate...
story
Jaws
The meanest bites in the animal kingdom
magazine
Jean Lemire
On climate change and the polar regions
press release
Johnson Inc and CWF Teaming up to Help Species at Risk with a Matching Gift Campaign
The Canadian Wildlife Federation and Johnson Inc., one of...
Join CWF at Tall Ships
September 16, 2010 – With the leaves turning...
press release
Join CWF in Going Outside the Box
The Canadian Wildlife Federation and researcher Tim Gill...
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Juan de Fuca Provincial park
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story
Jumping in to Help Save Alberta’s Northern Leopard Frogs
It’s not easy to spot Northern Leopard Frogs in Western...
glossary
Keel
Sharp ridge or rib-like structure at the base of two...
Keeping cats indoors is for the birds…and the cats
Most gardeners are accustomed not only to wild visitors,...
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Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia
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glossary
keystone species
a species whose removal causes marked changes to a...
Kids for Turtles
Kermit the Frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.”...
Know Your Snow
We happily catch it on our tongues and begrudgingly...
game
Kooky Comfy
What odd nesting materials were found in a white stork’s...
story
La Mauricie National Park
This place is more than just a great outdoor destination.
story
Lace Up!
Celebrate National Wildlife Week by Participating in...
wallpaper
Lady Bug and Bee
Download this wallpaper.
glossary
Lanceolate leaves
Lance-shaped leaf; longer than wide, tapered at both ends...
glossary
land-based pollution
pollution, including agricultural runoff, untreated...
Larry Bagnell: Co-recipient of 2009 CWF Past Presidents Award
Larry Bagnell from the Yukon is the co-recipient of the...
story
Larry the Loon Lives On
By Mahina Perrot When you help wildlife, sometimes you...
glossary
Larvae
A juvenile phase in the life cycle of many anImals such...
glossary
LD50
Measure of toxicity. It describes the lethal dose...
magazine
Leading the Charge
Meet the winners of the 2014 CWF Conservation Achievement...
glossary
Leaf base
The bottom part of the leaf blade. The end that is...
glossary
Leaf margin
Edge or perimeter of a leaf.
activity
Leaf Rubbings
Leaf rubbings are a fun and creative way to play with...
glossary
Leaf tip
The top portion of the leaf blade.
glossary
Leaflet
Leaf-like section on a compound leaf.
mobile
Leafsnap
Leafsnap is a free mobile app that helps identify tree...
glossary
leafstalk
Connects leaf blade to main stem of a plant. Also known...
game
Leatherback Predators
leatherback predators game
colouring page
Leatherback Seaturtle
leatherback seaturtle colouring page
glossary
Legume
Dry fruit from a single ovary. Usually splits along two...
glossary
Lenticel
Subtly raised pore on bark that allows for gas exchange;...
game
Leopard Shark
Leopard Shark
Let It Snow
Although winter doesn’t officially arrive until...
Let It Snow
How many snowflakes cover our country every year?A. ...
Let the sun shine
At CWF we took another step to reduce our carbon...
magazine
Letters to the Editor
Have an opinion on the latest issue of Canadian Wildlife...
faq
Let’s Hear It for the Little Guys
Q. I’ve heard that many reptile and amphibian species are...
glossary
Lichens
Lichens are composed of a fungus and an algae that live...
magazine
Life in the Pictures
Frédéric Back’s art and an animation is renowned around...
Life with SARA
Chances are, you’ve never seen a nooksack dace....
glossary
Light
Indicates the amount of sunlight the plant should ideally...
Light Bright
Q. I switched my regular light bulbs to Compact...
game
Light Fright
According to the Toronto Fatal Light Awareness Program,...
glossary
Limb
Large tree branch.
glossary
Linear leaves
Long, thin, strip-like leaves.
magazine
Links in the Chain
Individual monarch butterflies are like atoms. Each one...
glossary
Lip petal
Enlarged petal on the lower half of some flowers; e.g....
wallpaper
Lit Up Woodland Path
Lit Up Woodland Path
video
Little Brown Bat
Little Brown Bats may be small, but they have the largest...
story
Live Right Now!
A community coming together to get kids back outside!
video
Live Wildlife Videos
Want to have a wildlife moment? Check out these live...
webinar
Live with the Africa to Americas Expedition Rowers Webinar
In this CWF Education webinar, the rowers discuss their...
glossary
Loam
Soil type consisting of fine clay, medium silt and coarse...
glossary
Lobed
Leaf margin with deep, rounded indentations that are too...
story
Local Hero: Birds and Beans coffee shop
At the Birds and Beans coffee shop, you’ll get a morning...
magazine
Local Hero: Diane Clapp
In Nova Scotia, rug hookers promote wildlife conservation...
magazine
Local Hero: Joanne Goddard
Teacher Joanne Goddard is leading her students on a...
magazine
Local Hero: Taking It to the Streets
How a small band of volunteers turned the streets of...
Look Who’s Walking!
By Natalie GillisNeed some inspiration for your Walk for...
Looking Bleak: The Future of Canada’s Forests
By Megan FindlayThe woods are lovely this time of year:...
story
Losing Our Mussels
It’s no longer a day at the beach for freshwater mussels.
magazine
Lost River
In cities around the world, natural rivers have been...
Love is in the Air
For this edition of Take Five, we’re getting...