Questions & Answers
A Quill Question
Do Porcupines Hibernate? Find Out Here.
A Web of Woes
Are your trees donning a veil of webs these days? We’ve got the culprits!
By Terri-Lee Reid
An Unexpected Guest
Birds in the backyard? Fabulous. Birds in the bathroom? Not so much. Here’s how to get rid of an unwelcome visitor.
Animal S.O.S.: Safe or Stranded?
Q. How can I tell if a young animal has been orphaned and needs help?
Aquatic Alien Invaders
Q. I hear a lot about aquatic alien invasive species. Are they really that harmful?
Bird Feeder Bullies
During winter, pigeon's starlings and crows scare off the other species at the bird feeders. How can I discourage these larger birds?
Q. We have a robin who has been flinging itself at our door and windows. It seems extremely determined, and I’m afraid it’s going to get hurt. Can you tell me why it’s doing this and how I can prevent it from getting injured?
Q. What impact do the wildfires occurring in B.C. have on wildlife?
Clearing the Way for Native Species
Q: How do I remove non-native invasive plants from my garden?
Copy of Here Toad-day, Gone TomorrowHow CWF Is Working to Change the Fate of the Great Basin Spade Foot Toad and Western Toad
Discouraging Masked Diggers
Learn why racoons and skunks dig up your lawn and what you can do about it.
Q. How Do Owls See At Night to Hunt?
Fallen Feathered Friends
By Terri-lee Reid
Q. I found a baby bird that has fallen out of the nest. What should I do?
Q. What sort of birds should I be trying to attract to control mosquitoes and wasps?
Feed the Birds
Mary Poppins might have condoned feeding the birds, but CWF thinks otherwise. Here’s why.
Q. We used to have dozens of finches coming to our feeders but lately they haven’t been coming around. What could be the problem?
Q. What’s needed to overwinter frogs?
Have you got an unwelcome visitor in your backyard? We’ll show you how to show him the door.
By Terri-Lee Reid
Groundhogs in the Garden
Q. I’m having a problem with groundhogs eating my gardens. I don’t mind them eating a few plants but they’re taking more than they’re leaving behind. I spend a lot of time and money on my plants; how can I deter these groundhogs?
Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas
Q. I’m looking to spruce up my backyard with festive plants. Any suggestions?
Helping Wildlife Adapt
Q. Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about climate change adaptation. What does this mean, and what is the one critical thing I can do to help wildlife?
It’s a Wrap!
Q. How can I reduce waste during the holidays?
Let’s Hear It for the Little Guys
Q. I’ve heard that many reptile and amphibian species are in decline worldwide. Why?
Q. I switched my regular light bulbs to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs). But I’m worried about the mercury in them! Which bulbs are better for the environment?
Q. With ice melting due to climate change, is there any way to build artificial platforms to help polar bears survive?
Is using mesh the best way to protect birds in your backyard?
When the snow melted, we noticed our lawn is riddled with molehills. What can we do to eradicate them?
Mouse in the House
What to do when you hear the ‘squeak, squeak’ of mice in your home
On the Move
Q. How do migratory species remember where to go?
Pesky Potato Bugs
How can I control potato bugs?
Poison on Legs (Eight to be Exact)
Which spiders in Canada are worth keeping an eye on?
By Terri-Lee Reid
Protect Your PoochIs Fido Safe From the Coyotes Roaming Your Neighbourhood?
Rascally RabbitsWe’ve had a bit of a boom in our rabbit population in our backyard. And….they’re eating my plants! What can I do to stop them?
Relocating Black Bears
Q. Every year I hear about black bears getting shot because they are seen as a threat to public safety. Instead of killing them, why can’t the bears just be moved to a new area?
Q. Does the use of road salt in the winter harm the environment?
Salamander in the Snow
What to Do if You Find This Amphibian Outside When the Temperature Dips.
By Terri-Lee Reid
Searching for Songbirds
Q. Is there a decline in the number of songbirds? I usually see all kinds of birds in my area, but last summer there seemed to be fewer birds around.
Getting a sudden influx of lady bugs in your house? Shoo them away, the right way.
Shedding Light on a Creature of the Night
Q. Do bats carry rabies?
Q. How can I keep deer and moose away from my shrubs during the winter months?
Snug as a Bug
Q. How can I help insects overwinter in my yard?
Squirrely over Squirrels
Q. How do I stop squirrels from nesting in my car engine?
The Elusive Bat
Bats playing hard to get with your backyard? Here’s how to attract them to your property.
The Prickly Side of Love
Q. How do porcupines mate?
What should you do if a bird hits your window?
Your backyard isn’t a spot to powder your nose. It’s time you let the raccoons know too.
Getting stung by a wasp is not an ideal way to end a picturesque picnic. Read on to learn how you can deter them from your summer festivities.
When Pests Infest
How can I get rid of aphids on my plants?
When Skunks Move In
I have noticed an increase in the skunks that have moved in under my deck. What should I do?
Ever wondered how to help an injured animal? We’ve got you covered.
You Asked For It
You wanted to know — so now we'll tell you! Find answers to your wildlife questions.