Forests & Fields: Pledge to Make Your Garden a Safe Place for Monarchs
Let’s make a difference to the majestic monarch today.
Adult wingspan is approximately 9–10 cm. Adult (butterfly) wings are orange with black veins. The hind and forewings have a double row of white spots within a thick black border. There are pale orange and white...
We’re featuring a monarch butterfly nabbing some nectar for a mid-afternoon snack
Migration... An Incredible Journey
As the planet’s arteries harden with asphalt, concrete, and contaminants, the spaces that migratory species need to survive are vanishing. Someday, there may be “no flow to go with,” unless we make way.
Forests & Fields: Arctic Tern Interactive Quiz
The Arctic tern makes the longest migration of any animal across the globe, flying 71,000 kilometres a year. This tiny but mighty bird zigzags from Greenland to Antarctica annually. Researchers estimate that as...
Forests & Fields: Barren-Ground Caribou Interactive Quiz
Barren ground caribou are famous for their enormous herds and long treks. They move in herds of thousands between their winter and summer ranges. Some migrations can be close to 800 kilometres long, one-way....
Forests & Fields: Humpback Whale Interactive Quiz
The migration path of the humpback whale, covering over 8000 km per year, is among the largest of any mammal. Their impressive migration route is one of the most well-documented of all marine mammals. The...
Forests & Fields: Leatherback Sea Turtle Interactive Quiz
The leatherback seaturtle ranges further than any other reptile, with single turtles migrating across entire ocean basins. Leatherbacks can be found in the tropical, temperate, and boreal, or northernmost, waters...