Tracking Down Winter Wildlife
The morning after a snowstorm is the best time to find your inner sleuth and go tracking in the backyard. Many animals are nocturnal and conduct their business under the protection of dense cover. But thanks to freshly fallen snow, we can garner clues as to how they live.
Hankering to make a change? Want to get your hands dirty (or, at least, slightly scuffed)? Take a look at our Take Action Fact Sheets, which will give you the tools you need to make a difference for wildlife — and feel good about yourself!
Five Activities for Your Walk
Don’t traipse along without purpose! Get a mission and carry it out! We’ve got five activities you can do along your walk—for wildlife and for yourself.
Five Alternatives to Pesticides
Spring has sprung, and along with the flowers in our gardens and buds on the trees can also come weeds through pavement cracks and mischievous insects that may dampen spring excitement.
Five Reasons to Walk in the Great Outdoors
Get outside with your friends or family and explore nature as it comes back into bloom.
Get Crafty with Wildlife!
Create unique greeting cards, invitations and decorative natural scenes while supporting the Canadian Wildlife Federation!
Gifts You Can Give to Wildlife
Have you made your list and checked it twice? Don’t forget the critters in your own backyard! Here are five ways that you can support wildlife this Christmas.
Each November we recognize those who have given us the free country we love today. As we take time to remember, we wanted to share some stories of hope and inspiration for this issue of Take Five. We encourage you to check out our Facebook page and share stories that inspire you with all of the other fans of CWF!
Great Bouquets with Native Plants
One of my favourite reasons for watching the current plethora of home-design TV shows is the chance to see endless new and exciting ways to use flowers to dress up a room. The one-upmanship of the designers has led to some really fun and interesting cut flower arrangements that help us look at colour and combinations in a whole new light. No longer are we tied to rules in proper use of the colour wheel and the rigid shapes formerly thought to be acceptable for floral design. Moreover, the types of plants used have expanded to include everything from houseplants to bulbs to shrubs and every plant part from the stems to flowers to leaves.
Green Your Halloween
CWF wants to help you get green for Halloween – and we don’t mean the ghoulish green of your costume! Climate change is scary enough on its own; let’s do what we can to reduce our impact every day.
Grow Seedlings of Hope
We take trees for granted. Without them, life on our planet would end. These arboreal beauties supply oxygen, conserve water and fertilize soil. Trees also provide habitat for everything from millipedes to grizzly bears. One of the most wonderful things you can do for wildlife is to plant a diversity of native trees. You can buy seedlings or saplings from nurseries or, better still, start your very own from seeds.
What you can do to help pollinators